Warrant Issued For Eastbourne Man Who Skipped Court

Thursday 15th September 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Karl Bowker

An Eastbourne man, who failed to attend a court hearing for a charge of drug-driving, is wanted by police.

Karl Bowker from Winston Crescent, was pulled over in his Volkswagen Golf as part of a routine drink and drug-driving patrol in Pevensey Bay Road on Thursday 30 June.

The 34-year-old was arrested and charged with driving with 10mcg of cannabis per litre of blood in his system, driving without a licence and possession of cannabis.

The tattooist was bailed to appear at Hastings Magistrates Court on Thursday 1 September, but failed to attend. Magistrates have since issued a warrant for his arrest.

He is described as white, about 5' 6”, of broad build, with a shaved head. He has a large number of tattoos all over his body, including on his face, his head and his neck.

Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is asked to contact 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1616 of 30/06.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Photo courtesy of Sussex Police

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