One of the jokes about searching for criminals of recent years has been the screenshot of a news announcer next to a phantom image which had a surprising similarity to him. It highlighted to problems police have with creating an image of assailants through the artistry of a victim’s description and the skills of a sketcher. Some images are good, some are surprisingly bad.
Screenshot Source: Twitter / Metropolitan Police
And some are so good you can almost feel the anger and fear when looking into their eyes. Let’s hope the assailant is captured, and that the Metropolitan Police offer this artist a job.
- Viktoria Michaelis.