POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who was due to appear in court today (Saturday, October 21).

David Woolridge, 21, of Taunton had been remanded in custody in Melksham, to appear in court this morning in relation to drug offences.

He was taken to Bath Royal United Hospital last night as a medical precaution.

He ran away from officers when he was leaving the A&E department and headed in the direction of Coombe Park at about 5.40am this morning.

Woolridge has links to the Somerset area and Plymouth. He is not described as violent.

He is described as having white but tanned skin, approximately 5 ft 7 inches tall, with straight black shoulder hair which is dyed brassy on the ends.

Woolridge was last seen wearing a beige long-sleeve top and skinny jeans. He has a number of tattoos including a black butterfly on his spine, and a coloured tattoo on his left palm, also resembling a butterfly.

Police are urging members of the public who may see Woolridge, or anyone who knows any information in relation to his whereabouts to call your local police force on 101.