SCOTS have been left scratching their heads after a police appeal for information about a man believed by many to be MSP Patrick’s doppelganger Harvey.

Police in Edinburgh on Wednesday launched an appeal for an unidentified man in connection with a large-scale theft in the capital’s St James’ quarter last year month.

The man in the photos has a shaved head and is wearing black-rimmed glasses, a dark green Barbour jacket, dark blue jeans and a dark blue top. exercise equipment.

Police have released an image of the man they want to speak to, who many see as Patrick Harvey. Posted by Police Scotland

Police say the man is about 5ft 8, of medium build and looks to be in his 40s and 50s, which amusingly puts him in the same age bracket as Harvey, one of the leaders of the Scottish Greenery.

The Edinburgh Police Department posted the following on social media on Wednesday: “Edinburgh Police have released images of a man they want to speak to as they believe they may have information that could assist in the investigation of a high value case. theft.

“The incident took place at around 10am on Wednesday 1 February 2023 at Omega Boutique, St James’s Quarter, Edinburgh.

“The man in the images is described as white, about 5ft 8in, medium build, 40-50 years old, with a shaved head, wearing thick dark glasses with a British accent.

“He was wearing a dark green Barbour jacket with a khaki hood, dark blue trousers and dark blue trainers.

“Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident 0858 of 1 February 2023 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”

However, members of the public who saw CCTV footage of the man quickly noticed that he bore a striking resemblance to Harvey.

The Glasgow MSP is often seen in both Glasgow and the capital while serving as Minister for Carbon Free Building, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights.

Harvey is known for his distinctive round glasses and vest, features that appear to be repeated in the wanted man’s attire.

Mark Smith said: “He’s from the Green Party.”

Ken Bedingfield said: “This is Patrick Harvey.”

Karen Mack said, “Just similar.”

Patrick Harvey has been an MSP for two decades, but was elected to government after the last Holyrood election in 2021.

His Green Party struck a power-sharing deal that brought Harvey and co-leader Lorna Slater into government.

Seeing double: Scots convinced that man wanted by Edinburgh police is Patrick Harvie doppelganger

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