Police have issued a warrant to arrest for a man who failed to appear in Tauranga District Court.

Police are searching for Douglas Lindsey Wright for failing to appear in Tauranga District Court on traffic and drugs charges.

He is believed to be in the wider Bay of Plenty area.

Any sightings of Douglas Wright should be reported via 111.

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Anyone with general information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.