Handsome cop upstages rock stars in Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Fans in Northern Ireland are keenly awaiting a Belfast music festival featuring Avicii and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But the build up to Friday’s event has been dominated by a policeman offering safety advice for the event.

Though rarely receiving more than a few dozen responses to online posts, Police Service Northern Ireland got more than 3,000 when police officer Bobby Singleton advised revelers on how to behave responsibly at the concert.

Singleton, who bears a passing resemblance to the U.S. actor Ben Afleck, earned the hashtag #OfficerHotStuff from admirers, but did not appear in subsequent safety posts.

Singleton responded on Twitter: “My colleagues are ensuring I’m kept well grounded.”