Career criminal with 'appalling record' goes viral after being labelled a Boris Johnson lookalike

A career criminal with an 'appalling record' has gone viral after his mugshot was likened - to Boris Johnson.

Prolific thief Jason Watson, 43, has racked up a total of 210 previous convictions including for theft and burglary.

But he has now draw comparisons with the Prime Minister and labelled a 'BoJo lookalike' due to his similar scruffy mop of blonde hair.

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Watson was jailed for four years on January 10 last year for burglary but was released on September 3 this year.

Jason Watson, 43, has racked up a total of 210 previous convictions

And the serial crook was again banged up this week after stealing thousands in cash from a sandwich shop.

His custody photo later went viral on social media as his tousled blonde hair bears a remarkable resemblance to the PM's.

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Among those to notice the likeness was Becky Clegg, who quipped: "Probably Boris' son the way he puts it about."

Bethany Olivia added: "Bojo look-a-like."

Watson burgled House of Panini in Hull, with by sneaking behind the shop’s counter and grabbing a handbag containing £1,280 with his spice addict accomplice Adrian Awty, 45.

The pair also made away with keys, bank cards and a pair of Vivienne Westwood earrings after the raid on September 28 but were later identified and arrested.

Watson then made his escape by concealing the money down the front of his trousers.

They were both were given ten-month sentences at Hull Crown Court on November 2.