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David Schwimmer lookalike arrested in theft probe

Police have arrested a lookalike of Friends star David Schwimmer, who failed to turn up at court before Christmas.

CCTV from Blackpool, and a post by David Schwimmer Credit: PA

A warrant was issued by a district judge for the arrest of Abdulah Husseini, 36, when he did not turn up for his hearing at Blackpool Magistrates' Court accused of theft and fraud last September.

Husseini was arrested in Wimbledon, London, by the Metropolitan Police last Thursday.

He was also being sought by the Met after failing to appear at court to answer a charge of handling stolen goods and an outstanding theft matter.

Social media users pointed out the likeness to Schwimmer's character Ross Geller in the popular US sitcom when police in Blackpool posted an image of a man leaving a restaurant on September 20 and carrying what appeared to be beer cans.

Schwimmer responded by posting a video to his Twitter account that showed him scurrying through a convenience store carrying a carton of beer before looking up furtively at a CCTV camera.

Husseini has been remanded to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on January 23.