A WOMAN who failed to appear in court when ordered is now being hunted by police.

Officers have put out an appeal in the search for Dianne Swindells, from Little Lever, who did not come to a scheduled court appearance.

The 53-year-old was handed a community order by the courts in July 2011 for an offence relating to the education act and has failed to complete the requirements of the order.

Anyone with information on Swindells whereabouts should contact police on 0161 856 3513 or use the Live Chat feature on www.gmp.police.uk. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.