POLICE have released the image of a 19-year-old who failed to appear at a court date.

Sorin Gheorghita was charged with going equipped, which means being caught with tools or the intention to commit a theft.

The teenager is believed to have links to the Great Lever area.

Police in Bolton are releasing 12 names over the Christmas period in an attempt to catch people with outstanding warrants.

Anyone who has seen Mr Gheorghita or has information on his whereabouts can contact police on 0800 555 111.