Lionel Richie lookalike is hunted by police over late night attack

Hello, is it me you’re looking for? Police issue picture of man they are hunting over late nightclub attack only for internet wags to tell them he’s a dead ringer for Lionel Richie

  • In CCTV, man is smiling and looks to be singing as he grooves in a bomber jacket
  • People quick to point out suspect’s resemblance to former Commodores singer
  • Wanted in connection with an assault on a 22-year-old man in Cardiff city centre

A Lionel Richie lookalike is being hunted by police over a late night attack that left a reveller with a broken jaw.

Officers want the mystery grinning dancer to get in touch to say: ‘Hello, is it me you’re looking for?’

Now hundreds of people have shared the police wanted appeal just like the shoplifter who looked like Ross from Friends.


CCTV grabs show a man dancing in a Cardiff nightclub (left) who has a striking resemblance to singer Lionel Richie (right, at a US concert on May 8)

Internet jokers were quick to point out the wanted man’s resemblance to former the Commodores singer, 69

In CCTV images, the man has a huge smile on his face and looks to be singing as he grooves in a bomber jacket at a club in Cardiff. 

Internet jokers were quick to point out the wanted man’s resemblance to former the Commodores singer, 69.


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Marianne Morgans said: ‘It’s definitely Lionel Richie. I can see it in his eyes, I can see it in his smile.’

Becca Simpson said: ‘Looks like any jail time for him will be easy, easy like Sunday mornings.’


Some of the other hilarious Facebook replies to the assault appeal by South Wales Police 

Carla Jackles said: ‘Did you look for him, all night long? Oh what a feeling, now the police they are appealing.’

Matthew Davies wrote: ‘Hello, is it me that broke your jaw?’

And Sam Cass added: ‘Last seen dancing on the ceiling.’

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: ‘We would like to speak to this man in connection with an assault in Cardiff city centre earlier this month which resulted in a 22-year-old man suffering a broken jaw.

‘Anyone with information or the individual himself is asked to contact us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously.’

The incident comes after a David Schwimmer lookalike was spotted stealing from a restaurant in Blackpool on September 20, (left) prompting the Friends actor to do a hilarious reenactment (right)

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