Surrey Police are searching for a Weybridge woman found guilty of fraud who skipped her sentencing at court and is hiding with the use of aliases.

Maureen Magnus-Lechelt, 45, was found guilty of fraud in 2017.

She never attended her sentencing hearing however and was handed two years’ imprisonment in her absence on July 13, 2017.

She has not been seen since by police and her sentence remains outstanding.

As they appealed for public help to track Ms Magnus-Lechelt down, police revealed a number of aliases they said she was using to help avoid detection.

"She uses a number of aliases, including Reen Magnus, Maureen S Magnus Lechelt, Maureen S E Magnus Lechelt, Maureen Sarah Encore Magnus Lechelt, Maureen Sarah Magnus, Maureen S Magnus, Maureen S E Magnus, Maureen Sarah Encore Magnus and Maureen Magnus.

"Magnus-Lechelt is described as black, with light brown hair and brown eyes. She also has restricted mobility," police said.

As well as links to the Weybridge and Walton-on-Thames areas, Magnus-Lechelt also has links to Essex (Basildon), East London (Barking) and Sussex, Surrey Police said.

Anyone with information that could help police locate Ms Magnus-Lechelt is asked to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45170056979.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.