Father clears his name after homeowner posted his picture on Facebook

Father clears his name and says he is just a 'fat gullible dad' after homeowner posted his picture on Facebook claiming he was loitering suspiciously while walking with his daughter Joey Lennon, from St Helens in Merseyside, was shamed in post on social media Post claimed that Mr Lennon was 'looking into houses' and warned residents  Father explained he had been walking with his daughter when he was pictured

By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline

Published: 20:09 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 20:13 BST, 4 May 2021

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A father who was shamed on social media and reported to the police while walking with his daughter has cleared his name.

Joey Lennon, from St Helens in Merseyside was left horrified when a CCTV image of him loitering outside a home in the Cowley Hill Lane area was shared on Facebook by a homeowner.

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The post, which as since been deleted, claimed that Mr Lennon was 'looking into houses' and went on to warn residents to 'keep their eyes peeled'.

The message also said the incident had been reported to the police. 

Following the claims and after waking up to messages from around 50 people Mr Lennon explained that he had been walking with his daughter at around 8pm when his daughter spotted an old alarm box on a dilapidated house.   

Joey Lennon, from St Helens in Merseyside, was shocked to discover an image of him stood outside a house had bene shared on social media

Joey Lennon, from St Helens in Merseyside, was shocked to discover an image of him stood outside a house had bene shared on social media

He told the Liverpool Echo: 'My daughter said ''there's

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