AN arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Oxford.

Nelson Williams, of Sandford Road, Littlemore, was due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (July 3) charged with one count of sexual assault on a female.

The 26-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Oxford on February 24 last year. The complainant cannot be named for legal reasons.

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A hearing was scheduled to discuss whether the defendant was fit to appear via video link from a hospital.

However, he did not show up for his first hearing so a warrant for his arrest without bail has been issued by the courts.

If guilty, Williams could face a prison sentence or/and a fine.