Police have caught a man in Bolton after he failed to attend court because it was the "same day as his birthday". 

The 23-year-old, who has not been named by Greater Manchester Police (GMP), had previously been charged on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. 

Upon being caught yesterday, May 22, officers asked him why he did not attend. In response, he said it was "because his court date was the same day as his birthday", say officers. 

A spokesperson for GMP's Bolton North Neighbourhood Team said: "A man has been arrested for failing to attend court. 

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"Officers from the Bolton North Neighbourhood Team have arrested a 23-year-old man who failed to attend court in relation to a charge of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

"When officers asked why he didn't turn up at court, he said that it was because his court date was the same day as his birthday." 

Police remanded him, and he was due to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court today, May 23.