Police launch hunt for truck driver after he kissed random woman on the cheek

Police have launched a search to find a male lorry driver who kissed a woman on the cheek to thank her for helping when his vehicle became stuck under a low bridge. But they've since removed their appeal for witnesses after it was ridiculed on social media. The incident took place between noon and 4pm on Tuesday, April 28, in Matlock, Derbyshire, reports Birmingham Mail.

Derbyshire Police said it was treating the gesture as sexual assault.

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The spokesperson for the force said the lorry had become stuck and the woman, who is in her 70s, helped the men in the lorry to ensure it did not hit the bridge. After the lorry had become clear of the bridge, one of the men in the lorry left the vehicle, thanked the woman and kissed her on the cheek.

In a twist the police found their appeal on Twitter was met with criticism
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In a tweet, the force said: "It would be classed as a sexual assault as the woman did not [ask] the man to kiss her on the cheek." And officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area at time and may be able to help their enquiries into the incident.

In a twist the appeal sparked a backlash on social media and was removed from the force's website and a tweet directing people to it was deleted.

Twitter users had branded the appeal "peak insanity", said Derbyshire Police are "a complete laughing stock" and likened the tweets to a parody account.

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