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No Selecta: Craig David lookalike e-fit mocked online

Fit-up: The e-fit of a suspect involved in an Essex burglary has been mocked online for resembling Craig David

AN E-FIT of a suspected burglar has been mocked on social media, with many likening the image to singer Craig David.

Essex Police released the image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in Benfleet, Essex last month.

But within hours social media users took to Facebook to mock the man’s pencil-like facial hair.

Replying to the police, one Facebook user suggested the force had used Microsoft Paint to create the image.

Re-rewind: Social media users have suggested a similarity between the e-fit and singer Craig David PICTURE: GETTY

Another wrote: ‘He robbed a house on Monday, flogged all of the goods on Tuesday, he was on the run on by Wednesday and on Thursday and Friday and Saturday, got nicked on Sunday.’

Others mockingly included: ‘Played Wii tennis with him last week’ and ‘I remember the spray can tool in Paint’.

The post has received over 300 comments in less than 24 hours and police said the force would not use e-fits if they did not help its appeals.

Mass appeal: The post by Essex Police has attracted over 300 comments PICTURE: FACEBOOK

Another Facebook user added: ‘Craig David has gone downhill since his last album’, while another said ‘easy to pick out in a line up’.