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It's a Face/Off! Flasher likened to John Travolta and drug-dealer who's the spit of Sideshow Bob

A scruffy drug-dealer has been mercilessly mocked online for looking like 'Sideshow Bob', while a flasher was compared to 'John Travolta's half-brother' after police released hilarious images of the two criminals.

Jakub Kowal was compared to the Simpsons character as well as a New Romantic while others said it looked as if he'd had an electric shock after police released his mugshot.

The 21-year-old was jailed for a year after being caught making substantial sums of money peddling ketamine in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

But he was relentlessly ridiculed by web users after police released his custody photo following sentencing at Gloucester Crown Court.

Jakub Kowal (pictured left) has been compared to Simpsons character Sideshow Bob (right)

Police released an e-fit of a flasher from Cheshire (left) and some compared him to John Travolta (right)

One wrote: 'Sideshow Bobs in town. Look out Bart!!'

Another put: 'My god looks like he's got his finger in an electric socket'

A web user added: 'If thats what drugs do to your hair you can keep it.wow!! or he's s big fan of the early eighties new romantics.'

One resident said: 'The hair is a crime in itself.. Clearly keeping a low profile.'

The court was told Kowal was caught after police found a small amount of ketamine in his wallet before a search of his van uncovered evidence of dealing.

In 2018 South Yorkshire Police released the above e fit, they had been hoping to trace a man believed responsible for a robbery in the Royston area of Barnsley on September 21

Cleethorpes Community Policing Team posted this  e-fit in July of a suspect they would like to interview, although fellow social media users claimed the image looked remarkably like SkySports presenter Chris Kamara. The former Leeds United player decided to join the joke by posting a photograph of him wearing a hard hat

Officers found 28grams of ketamine, a small amount of diazepam, a set of scales and plastic bags. The value of the seized drugs was £850.

This is while Cheshire police released an e-fit of a man alleged to have exposed himself to a woman walking in woods at Grappenhall Heys near Warrington, Cheshire.

He 'cycled up to her' and whipped out his privates and the e-fit was compiled after she gave police his description.

On social media one user chuckled 'John Travolta's half-egg-half-brother!'

Another said: 'If they try searching on Mars they might spot him. He's definitely an alien.'

While one added: 'Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall. Humpty Dumpty got out his...'.

Police said he was in his late 30s, around five feet, eight inches tall, of a heavy build with a bald head and was clean shaven.

He was also wearing a grey hoodie which was zipped up to the top, black sport shorts, white trainers and had a white mountain bike with rubber grips on the tyres.

PC Kerif Smythe said 'I would urge anyone who may recognise the man to come forward as they may have crucial information to help us with our investigation.'

Anyone with information can contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or via cheshire.police.uk quoting IML 546835.

Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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