| Last updated
Police are searching for a Louis Walsh 'lookalike' in connection with a theft.
Kent Police have put out a plea for witnesses after building materials were stolen from a construction site in Tenterden last month.
The force shared two images of the man in question on Twitter.
Urging anyone who may have information to come forward, a spokesperson for Kent Police said: "Officers investigating a reported theft in Tenterden have released CCTV images of man who may be able to assist enquiries.
"At around 7.10pm on Monday 26 October 2020, fencing and other construction materials were stolen from a site in Ashford Road.
We believe the man in these pictures can help us investigate the theft of construction materials from a site in #Tenterden
If you recognise him, call us on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/194291/20
Click here for some more details: https://t.co/DdqVuP7qbp pic.twitter.com/ffdAXZudTj
- Kent Police (UK) (@kent_police) November 18, 2020
"Officers have since been carrying out enquiries and are now at the stage to release CCTV images of a man they believe may be able to assist the investigation.
"Anyone with any information about the incident, or who recognises the man, is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/194291/20."
But while the police are keen to speak to him in relation to the theft, some people have been more interested in his uncanny resemblance to the Irish music producer.
Commenting on the post, one person joked: "Looks like Louie [sic] Walsh."
A second said: "100 percent Louis Walsh."
While a third also said: "Definitely Louis Walsh."
But this isn't the first time police have been searching for a celeb lookalike in connection with a crime.
In 2018, a thief who appeared to bear a striking suspicion to David Schwimmer was being chased down by police in Blackpool.
Sharing a photo of the man in question, the force said: "Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him in relation to a theft at a Blackpool restaurant on the 20th September.
"If you know who this is, please email [email protected] quoting log LC-20180920-0670. Thank you for your help."
Within minutes, people had noticed the similarities between the criminal and the Ross Geller actor. To their credit, the police got in on the joke and posted: "Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses.
"We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date.
"We're so sorry it has to be this way."
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read