Brit arrested for ‘attempted murder’ in Canada – but says doppelganger did it

A Brit bloke who has been arrested in Canada for attempted murder insists his doppelganger did it.

Thomas Nolan, 19, flew to the North American nation for a holiday with his family on August 1, 2023, according to his wife Eileen Delaney.

However the dad was held upon arrival by Toronto Police over an alleged car-ramming attack which took place five weeks before Delaney claims they even arrived in the country.

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Taking to Facebook, the distraught mum-of-one said her husband had been "beaten and arrested" three days after they touched down.

"He's being accused of something that happened on June 27," she wrote. "Thomas was not in Canada on these dates."

Protesting her husband's innocence, Delaney added she believed an uncanny lookalike of her caged husband must be responsible for the alleged attack.

Nolan has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and dangerous operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm.

He has since been granted bail but remains in custody.

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Delaney told the Sun: "He was granted bail for a substantial amount of money and several different bail conditions which he was willing to follow on August 9 and he still hasn't been released as they said he's a threat to the public for the charge against him," adding that he was being "mistreated" in jail.

Cops say they were called to a "fail-to-remain personal injury collision" near the Scotiabank Arena in Canada's largest city at 11.30pm on June 27.

Speaking of the incident, police said: "The suspect got into a black older model pickup truck and drove on the sidewalk.

"The suspect, while driving on the sidewalk, struck the victim from behind."

Police say the suspect, described as 5ft8in with short curly hair, then turned the pickup truck around and drove along the pavement at high speed.

Officers say he then fled the scene.

He was driving a black 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with Ontario plate BV68520 at the time.

Meanwhile the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A Toronto Police Service spokesperson confirmed Nolan had been arrested, telling the Sun: "He was arrested on August 3, 2023. I cannot go into detail of the investigation as it is before the courts."

A UK Foreign Office spokesperson told the publication: "We are supporting a British man who was detained in Toronto and are in contact with the local authorities."

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