TV star Rylan denies he's wanted by Kent police - after 'lookalike' e-fit released

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Kent Police published an appeal yesterday (Mon) after an attempted robbery -Credit:swns

TV star Rylan has denied he's wanted by police - after a 'lookalike' e-fit was released. Kent Police published an appeal yesterday (Mon) after an attempted robbery in Maidstone earlier this month.

The force attached an e-fit image, showing a man with dark hair and a full beard. The picture was then circulated on X, formerly Twitter - where some people suggested it looked like Rylan.

So the former X Factor contestant decided to go public and clear his name, posting the appeal and adding: "Wasn't me." People on X made other comments about the composite image - saying the suspect looked like someone from a video game. One said: "Looking like an unfinished GTA character from 15 year ago." And another added: "Have you tried looking in Legoland?"

Police launched a probe after a victim reported that four men approached her outside Romney Place on the afternoon of April 5.

They demanded she hand over her watch but, when she refused, they chased her down the road before assaulting her. She suffered bruising to her face and the watch was not taken, Kent Police said. Following enquires, the victim was able to complete an e-fit of a man officers would like to identify.

Anyone with information which can help the investigation should call the West Kent appeals line on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/55393/24.

An e-fit, which stands for Electronic Facial Identification Technique, is a computer-based method of producing facial composites.