Northern Ireland

Police appeal to trace fraud suspect Julia Holmes

Celia Julia Holmes
Image caption Police issued a photograph in an attempt to trace Julia Holmes

Police have appealed for help in tracing a woman who absconded after being charged with fraud totalling £18,000.

Julia Holmes was released on bail but was supposed to return to Downpatrick Magistrates Court in January 2011.

A warrant was issued for her arrest after she failed to come back to face charges of fraud by misrepresentation.

Police believe she spent some time away from Northern Ireland but has now returned.

A police spokesman said Ms Holmes was known to use false identities.

She is described as being about 5ft 5in tall with blue eyes, and has been known to change her hair colour and style.