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Hi thank you for your message, I would advise that you contact a criminal solicitor in your area to represent him immediately. They can then inform the police and look to make an immediate application for him to be released on bail pending a hearing both for the original offence and the failure to appear which is itself a criminal offence. It would be hoped that as you have not received paperwork until now that the court would not make or enforce any judgement regarding the failure to appear but he should get legal representation asap to resolve this issue as soon as possible. You can either search in your local area or use the Law Society Find a Solicitor option here: https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/
Searching by town/postcode and area of law in this case crime. If he is on a law income or benefits then he may get free legal representation. I hope this helps, if you can please accept my answer and rate me 5 stars (in the top right of your screen) then Just Answer will credit me for helping you today.
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