David Beckham lookalike hunted by police after theft from builders’ merchant

4 November 2022, 06:28

Police want to trace a suspect (left) who has been described by members of the public as looking like David Beckham (right)
Police want to trace a suspect (left) who has been described by members of the public as looking like David Beckham (right). Picture: Herts police/Alamy

By Asher McShane

Police want to trace a man who bears more than a passing resemblance to David Beckham after a theft from a builders’ merchant.

Hertfordshire police posted a CCTV image on Twitter of the man they want to trace, who is suspected of stealing items from the shop in Bishop’s Stortford on October 21.

Police wrote: “Do you recognise this man? He could help with our inquiries following a theft from a builders' merchants in #BishopsStortford. 

“On Friday 21 October, building materials were stolen from the shop. 

“If you have any info, please email Kelly.Newton@herts.police.uk quoting 41/85532/22.”

In 2019 a lookalike of Friends actor David Schwimmer was jailed.

A CCTV image of Abdulah Husseini, 36, clutching a crate of beer went viral after police posted it in an appeal to trace him in October that year.

Abdulah Husseini (left) was parodied by David Schwimmer on Twitter
Abdulah Husseini (left) was parodied by David Schwimmer on Twitter. Picture: Police/social media

He had used a stolen bank card to make fraudulent purchases in Blackpool.

He was jailed for nine months.

A twitter post of him went viral with more than 11m shares as they pointed out the likeness to actor Mr Schwimmer.

Schwimmer responded with a tongue-in-cheek video on Twitter and Instagram in which he walked through a shop furtively glancing at a camera clutching cans of beer.

"Officers, I swear it wasn't me," he said in an accompanying post.

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