A WARRANT was issued for the arrest of an alleged burglar who is said to have defecated in WHSmiths in Bury.

Jamie Hodgson, 31, was charged with outraging public decency over the alleged incident at the store in the Haymarket Street store in the Mill Gate Shopping Centre on June 29.

He was also accused of stealing DVDs worth £131 from the premises on the same date.

Hodgson, of Kestrel Drive, has also been accused of stealing tools worth £3,000 from commercial premises in The Rock five days earlier.

But he failed to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court to answer the three charges and a warrant without bail was issued for his arrest.