A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of Kerry Katona’s former accountant.

David McHugh is wanted by police after he failed to appear at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday, April 3, where he was due to face a trial in connection with a number of fraud charges.

The 61-year-old, formerly of Birch Avenue in Winwick, handled Padgate popstar Kerry’s accounts after the pair met when she became the face of female-only taxi firm Pink Ladies.

But McHugh, of Staffordshire, was jailed for nearly four years for fraud offences in 2011.

Known to use the alias of David Williams, Cheshire Police believe that McHugh could currently be anywhere in the north west of England.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 255 of October 4 2013, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.