Lambeth Police have released this image of man in the hope that someone can help them with their appeal, but admit he is dressed in a costume.

The unnamed man is wanted in connection with a serious assault and Lambeth police released the photo on twitter.

After putting it out someone asked if the picture was a ‘wind up’. Police replied saying “The photo features the male dressed in costume and his appearance may be different.”

Adding: “The incident is alleged to have taken place on the evening of a 1980s theme night. The picture is from that event.”

If you have any information, please phone 101 and quote – 1206186/18