Sex charge man could be sleeping rough in Devon

Police launch manhunt after James Robert Bristow fails to show up for court hearing.

A man, who could be sleeping rough in Devon, is being hunted by police - after he failed to turn up in court to answer charges relating to alleged sex offences against children.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing James Robert Bristow, 35.

He was due to appear before Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, March 7, after being charged with 12 counts of sexual offences against children.

Bristow is believed to be living in Devon or Cornwall and may be sleeping rough.

At the beginning of May he is known to have been in the Wembury area of Plymouth.

If anyone knows of his whereabouts, or has information which could help locate him, contact police immediately on 101, quoting reference DA3946313/11.