POLICE are hunting a Southampton man who is wanted after failing to attend a court hearing last week.

Standing at 6ft 5in, Joey Romero was due to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday.

Officers want to speak with Romero in connection with a theft from a department store in Winchester, which happened in November.

The 33-year-old is of slim build and has dark brown hair.

He has three small stars tattooed on his left hand and lettering tattooed on each of the fingers on the same hand.

Romero has connections to Southampton, Gosport, Waterlooville and the Isle of Wight.

Officers have followed various lines of enquiry to locate him and we are now asking the public for help.

A police spokesperson said: "If you have seen him, or know where he is, please do not approach him, but call 101, quoting 44200018721.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.