A WANTED man believed to be in north Dorset has gone on the run.

Nicholas Castle, 26, is wanted by police after failing to comply with the terms of his licence after being released from jail.

He is also wanted for failing to appear in court in relation to reported burglary offences.  

Now, officers are appealing to the public to find him.

Detective Sergeant Richard Barnett, of Dorset Police, said: “We have been carrying out extensive enquiries to locate Nicholas Castle but these have so far proved unsuccessful.

“We believe he has been in the Shaftesbury and Gillingham areas of the county and he has ties to the area of South Wiltshire. I would urge anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to please contact us.

“While there is no information to suggest Castle presents a risk to the general public, we would urge anyone who sees him not to approach him but to instead dial 999 immediately.”

If you see Nicholas Castle you should call 999 immediately. Anyone with other information should call 101, quoting occurrence 55240056410 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.