POLICE are searching for a 19-year-old Worcester man who has breached his release conditions.

Darren Sutton appeared before Worcester Crown Court last September after admitting burglary and the theft of a purse from a home in Northfield Street, Arboretum, Worcester four months earlier.

He was sentenced to 14 months in a young offenders’ institution before being released on Christmas Eve.

But since then, police say he has failed to stick to his probation conditions.

“We are appealing for the public’s help in tracing Darren Sutton," said Detective Constable Simon Jury, of the Worcester Integrated Offender Management Team.

"He comes from Worcester but is also known to frequent the Hereford area.

“We are continuing our efforts to locate him and would urge anyone who knows of his whereabouts, or who has been in recent contact with him, to contact the Worcester duty inspector."

This can be done by calling the non emergency 101 number.