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Fugitive mocked over his ‘Princess Leia man buns’

The Metropolitan Police has launched an appeal to find this suspect Joseph Longman, 19, who is wanted on suspicion of serious assault, although social media users have mocked him over his uncanny resemblance to Princess Leia from the Star Wars franchise

A fugitive’s ‘man buns’ are being mercilessly mocked online after police issued a photo of a wanted man who locals say looks like ‘Princess Leia on a bad day’.

Hillingdon Police released a photo of 19-year-old Joseph Longman saying he was wanted on suspicion of a serious assault.

A spokesman issued a photo of the teen, complete with ‘man buns’, stating: ‘Fugitive Friday: Can you help us track down Joseph Longman, age 19? He is wanted for a serious assault.’

Locals said it shouldn’t take long to track the teenager down given his distinctive hair-do, which some said looked like Princess Leia – played by Carrie Fisher in the Star Wars movies – or Minnie Mouse.

Writing on the Facebook page of Hillingdon Police, which covers a patch in north west London, Richard Favre wrote: ‘What’s the crime? Doing a bad impersonation of Princess Leia?’

Scott Turnill wrote: ‘How can you not find a guy that’s walking around with Princess Leia’s hairstyle??? Not exactly inconspicuous.’

Craig McGhee wrote: ‘Princess Leia- The Crunk Years.’, and Alan Clayton wrote: ‘He’s going for the Princess Leia look but failing.’

Sammy R wrote: ‘Princess Leia on a bad day – a very bad day.’

Hillingdon Police have warned members of the public not to approach Longman

Hillingdon Police have warned members of the public not to approach Longman

Social media users compared Longman's style to that worn by Carrie Fisher in 1977

Social media users compared Longman’s style to that worn by Carrie Fisher in 1977

Some commentators said Longman's distinctive hairstyle will assist police with their search

Some commentators said Longman’s distinctive hairstyle will assist police with their search

Others suggested Longman should face punishment for the unusual hairstyle

Others suggested Longman should face punishment for the unusual hairstyle

Despite the serious nature of the charge facing Longman, social media users mocked him

Despite the serious nature of the charge facing Longman, social media users mocked him

Local Terry Howard wrote: ‘Princess Leia looks dreadful!’, and Jason Meehan wrote: ‘In a galaxy far, far away!’ and Adrian Beckwith wrote: ‘Help me obi wan kenobi, you’re my only hope.’

Others reckoned the fugitive looked more like Minnie Mouse, with Lynn Mackenzie writing: ‘Have you tried Minnie’s house? He could be there.’

Phil Taylor wrote: ‘Its Minnie Mouse.’, with Andrew Winn writing: ‘Check Disneyland.’

Hayley Owens wrote simply: ‘Mickey mouse’s clubhouse?’

Joker Matt Gibbons wrote: ‘Who did he assault?? His hairdresser?’ and Mark Coughlan wrote: ‘If it was his hairdresser he assaulted could this photo be used as mitigation in his defence?’

A spokesman for Hillingdon Police said: ‘If you know where he is or where we can find him, do not approach, please give us a call on 101. If you wish to remain anonymous, give Crimestoppers a call on 0800 555 111.’ 

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