A WARRANT for the arrest of Pompey player Anton Walkes has been issued by magistrates after the player failed to show-up for a court appearance.
The 21-year-old is due to play tonight for Pompey against Walsall in League One.
The full-back is charged with driving while disqualified outside Fratton Park on October 20 – as the team prepared to face Fleetwood Town – and for having no insurance. He was an unused substitute for the match.
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Prosecutor Lucy Linington told the court there had been ‘no explanation for his non-attendance’ this morning after a postal requisition was sent to his address in Blakesley Lane, Copnor, in November.
Chair of the bench Philip Burns confirmed a warrant would be issued for the arrest of Walkes after his no-show.