Police e-fit with ‘wide cheeks’ mocked for looking like Megabus character

People have mocked a weird police e-fit showing a bloke looking like the Megabus character Sid.

North Somerset police tweeted out the picture to locate the suspect in a distraction burglary case in Weston-super-Mare, where some jewellery was stolen from a home.

Instead the image, which shows a man while unnaturally large cheeks, was mocked for looking like a number of children's characters, including The Fat Controller, Humpty Dumpty and even Megabus icon Sid.

One person joked: "Hi, I have some important information of the whereabouts of the stolen jewellery based on this e-fit. It’s in his cheeks."

Police insist it matched the description of a suspect who told a female resident his son had thrown a set of keys into her garden and asked if he could retrieve them.

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She agreed and took the suspect down a walkway. He then reportedly sprinted off and jumped into a car with two other men and escaped.

The victim's neighbour then told her she had been burgled – and she found that a safe containing jewellery had been stolen from her home.

The incident happened between 2.45pm and 3pm on January 6 in the Clifton Road area of the seaside resort.

People enjoyed a cheeky joke despite the seriousness of the crime.

The suspect's cheeks were stretched even wider in one photoshopped picture shared underneath the police post.

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@Minister_27 wrote: "Poor bloke is obviously carrying a little excess Christmas weight."

@MrBrownsEtc added: "Distraction burglary in Weston-super-Mare as someone sent a space hopper bouncing around the gaff whilst his accomplice cleared the cabinets out."

One user commented that it looked like the smiling suspect "enjoyed his work".

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