A warrant has been issued for the arrest of George Michael's ex Fadi Fawaz after he failed to turn up to court.

He had been due to appear today at Westminster Magistrates' Court but didn't attend.

Fadi, who was dating the singer when he tragically died on Christmas Day in 2016, was due to face an allegation that he smashed a shop window.

District judge Alexander Jacobs issued a warrant for his arrest, with the hairdresser, 47, having previously failed to attend the same magistrates’ court last month after an error with paperwork meant he wasn't made aware.

Fawaz, of St George’s Avenue in Islington, north London, is accused of one count of criminal damage.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Fadi Fawaz
An arrest warrant has been issued for Fadi Fawaz

He is alleged to have broken a window at Le Fix Natural Beauty Bar in Fitzrovia, near Oxford Street, valued at £800, on December 21, 2020.

The matter was adjourned following a hearing lasting two minutes.

In January, Fawaz had missed court for a second time because of errors with paperwork.

The court heard that police did not put his postcode on the letter which told him he was to attend on that date.

The first time, he didn't turn up because he was sent to the wrong court.

Fawaz was dating George Michael at the time of his death
Fawaz was dating George Michael at the time of his death

Fawaz discovered the lifeless body of his former partner, the ex-Wham! frontman, at the entertainer’s home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, when he arrived to wake him ahead of a planned lunch.

The singer, famous for hits including Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Faith, and Careless Whisper, was 53 at the time of his death.

A coroner later said he died of natural causes – heart disease and a build-up of fat in his liver.

Fawaz and George were first seen together in public in 2015, but they had met years earlier in 2009.

Fawaz is accused of smashing a shop window
Fawaz is accused of smashing a shop window

Their romance began after George's split from his long-time partner Kenny Goss, who he dated for 13 years.

Fawaz's relationship with George's family has been strained ever since his death.

Last year, Fawaz admitted that he regretted getting involved with the singer, calling him a "big mistake" in his life.

He wrote on Facebook: "What a big mistake George Micheal was in my life.

"But we all live to learn or die to teach.x"