THE OWNER of a property maintenance and waste clearance business has come forward to clear up the mystery of a man police said was ‘acting suspiciously’ in Droitwich.
A neighbourhood alert had been sent out by the force to warn people following the incident Centenary Way at 4.25pm on Sunday where a man in a high visibility jacket was witnessed ‘slowly driving up and down the street’ and ‘looking on people’s driveways’.
The description referred to a man with a tattoo on his face.
Friends of Craig Faulkner, who runs Kidderminster-based CPF Services, tagged him in the post, telling him it was him.
He said: “At first I thought they were joking and then I realised I was in Droitwich at that time, delivering a fish tank and was shocked it was me it was referring to.
“I couldn’t see the numbers on the houses very well and was struggling to find the address I needed which was why I was peering down the driveways.
“I thought it was funny to begin with but then it dawned on me it could have a negative impact on my business.”
The message sent out by the police also mentioned a white van with the words ‘RMS Removals’ on the side and was last seen driving down the dual carriageway towards Kidderminster.
Craig added: “I had only recently bought the van and yesterday I was removing the old lettering from the side of the van to put my own phone number on.
“I then realised, as I had not had chance to speak to the police to clarify the situation, it probably looked even more suspicious.”
We contacted the police after Craig called us and officers confirmed the situation had been clarified after the owner of the van had come forward.