Yeovil man criticises “receding hair” description on police Facebook appeal to find him

IF police post a wanted poster, you would imagine the person featured would want to keep a low profile.

But it would appear that is not the case for one Yeovil man, who responded to a police appeal on Facebook.

On March 29, Avon & Somerset Police posted details of 28-year-old Daniel Kellaway, who they want to speak to in connection with a number of investigations, including driving offences, criminal damage and threatening behaviour.

Alongside an apparent mugshot, the police described Kellaway as having “receding brown hair”.

Amazingly, someone claiming to be Kellaway then responded to the appeal in the Facebook comments, complaining about the description.

“It’s my birthday today so you could you update the post at all?” a Dan Kellaway wrote in reply. “I’m 29 now and my hair is shaved ready for the transplant.”

A Dan Kellaway has responded to the post on Facebook. Picture: Facebook

A Dan Kellaway has responded to the post on Facebook. Picture: Facebook

Police say Kellaway is known to have links to the Henstridge, Glastonbury, Milborne Port, Templecombe, Wincanton and North Dorset areas.

“If you see him, we’d ask you to call 999, giving reference 5224065547 and not approach him, or 101 with other information,” a spokesperson said.

As well as “receding brown hair”, he is described as being white, about 5ft 9inches tall, of average build, with brown eyes and facial hair.

Other commenters have responded to the comments.

One wrote: “I shouldn’t laugh at this, but I am!” While another added: “I have not laughed this much in ages!”

Police have not responded to the comment – not even with an angry face.

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