A Welsh police force has faced ridicule on social media after it used a low quality photograph to appeal for information about a vandalism spree.
South Wales Police shared the image on Facebook of a man officers wanted to speak to after a number of vehicles had their tyres slashed in Swansea.
Some people suggested police should “call in the Ghostbusters”.
The force acknowledged the image “isn’t clear” but said officers believed some people would recognise him.
Police said “a large number” of vehicles had been vandalised in Weig Road overnight on Saturday.
“Our investigations are ongoing and we are keen to speak to the person in this image in connection with this incident,” the force said on Facebook.
“We appreciate the image isn’t clear but believe the person or his friends will recognise him.”
People were quick to point out the man in the image’s resemblance to a ghost.
“Surely this is a job for paranormal investigators with this ghostly apparition,” one Facebook user said.
Another said he thought the force “should leave this to the experts… CALL IN GHOSTBUSTERS!”
One woman thought the police might have been having a joke. “I know people that had their cars vandalised this is pointless,” she added.