A MAN recently released from prison is being sought by detectives for return to jail after he failed to comply with the terms of his release licence, North Yorkshire Police said.

Thomas Metcalf, 25, was released from prison last week, having been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in July 2013, for attempted burglary.

Metcalf is described as white, 6ft tall with a medium build and brown hair.

Although his whereabouts are not known it is believed he is in the York area.

Detective Inspector Dave Kirby, of York CID, said: “Thomas, if you see or hear this appeal, my advice is that you hand yourself in at the earliest opportunity. We will not stop looking for you until you are back in custody and we have a proven track record of locating wanted people. You are only delaying the inevitable and making the eventual outcome worse for yourself.

“Police officers have already made visits to addresses where Metcalf has links and these visits will continue until he has been arrested. Anyone who is shielding him should know that they are not helping him. They may even be committing offences by obstructing the police and, if this is the case, they face the prospect of prosecution.”

Meanwhile, police are also appealing for public help to locate man wanted for extradition to Poland.

Krystian Bartosewicz, 27, is wanted by the Polish authorities having been convicted in 2006 for drug offences.

Although it is not known where Bartosewicz is, it is known he has links to the Scarborough area.

Anyone with information about either should contact North Yorkshire police on 101, select option 1 and pass the details to the Force Control Room.