A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a 37-year-old Royton man who has failed to appear at court on begging charges.

Justices at Tameside Magistrates’ Court made the order on Friday when Lee Iberson, of Bamford Street did not turn up for his hearing.

He was charged with begging at Alexandra Retail Park in Park Road, Oldham on May 19, and with failing to answer bail on Friday.