AN arrest warrant has been issued for a Didcot man accused of assault after he failed to show up at court.

Asen Dimitrov, of Wantage Road, Didcot, has been charged with one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of affray.

Both counts are alleged to have occurred been June 30 and July 3 last year.

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The 19-year-old was due to appear at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday (February 29) for a trial and preparation hearing.

However, Dimitrov failed to turn up.

When told Dimitrov had not arrived, Judge Nigel Daly commented about whether he may be in Bulgaria.

His whereabouts are currently unknown.

A warrant not back for bail has been issued.

It is unknown when he will next appear in court.