A COURT issued a warrant for a man charged with harassing a woman.

Darren John Bell failed to turn up for an appearance at South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old defendant has been accused of pursuing a course of conduct that amounted to harassment between December 1 and February 1 by sending text messages and phone calls.

Magistrates issued a warrant for the defendant, of Rawlinson Street in Barrow, following his non-appearance.