Police use 'Dolly Parton Challenge' in hunt for suspects

Andy Hayes, news reporter
Cleveland Police are trying the Dolly Parton Challenge

Two UK police forces are trying to find suspects using the Dolly Parton Challenge.

The craze - started by the legendary country music star - involves posting photographs suitable for LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder.

In Dolly's case, she was seen in a jacket for the LinkedIn pic, and as a bunny girl for Tinder.

The idea has gone viral with celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Oprah Winfrey and Celine Dion taking part.

Durham Constabulary tweeted four pictures of a man called Paul Bishop, saying they would like to speak to him "in connection with a suspected burglary" in December.

His image has been placed on a variety of backgrounds, including a park and a nightclub.

Cleveland Police followed suit, asking if anyone knew the whereabouts of "wanted man Scott Mizsei", adding that he was sought "in connection with a number of offences including aggravated burglary".

He is wearing a smart shirt in his LinkedIn shot, and is topless for Tinder.

Twitter users seemed impressed with Durham Constabulary's work, tweeting that it was "superb police work" and "you win the internet today".

Both posts attracted hundreds of responses on Facebook.