Arrest warrant issued for Perth man

A judge in the Supreme Court in Launceston has issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of attempting to interfere with a witness.

Mitchell William Bullen, 30, of Perth, who has pleaded not guilty to the charge, failed to appear in court this morning. 

It was due to be his first appearance on the matter. 

His lawyer James Oxley, of the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania, asked for Mr Bullen's case to be stood down while he made some enquiries. 

Justice David Porter later issued a warrant for Mr Bullen's arrest after he failed to materialise. 

According to court documents, Mr Bullen tried to dissuade a Crown witness at Melton Mowbray in February from attending court.