London - The bouffant back-combed tresses probably kept their bounce and shine through daily indulgence with the Head N Shoulders a Met Police trichologist said today as images of the suspect were posted online.
UK media sites named the alleged culprit as Abdulmagid Salah Ameri, a junior attache in the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya's People's Bureau perming and tanning salon on the fourth floor.
The beauty parlor regularly crimped Libyan travel visa applicants before crucial mug shot sessions in the legation's photographic studio following an official edict from Tripoli about 'scruffy looking layabout tourists'.
Ameri was a coloring and highlights specialist with a Magna Cum Laude diploma in hair raising stuff from the prestigious Benghazi-By-The-Kazi school of beauty therapy.
On the day of the WPC's shooting he was said to be giving the ambassador a rather fetching Brazilian before delegating the remaining 'nooks and crannies' depilation to a trainee.
The alibi stood the test of time until this weekend when someone 'with a grudge' about a botched anal bleaching job grassed him up to London cops.
NATO intelligence sources said last week Ameri was also suspected of having run Gaddafi's hairdressing salon franchises in the vaults beneath Tripoli that have served as the Colonel's subterranean hideyhole for the last six months.
Amazonian Guards accidentally blew up a flagship salon following a mix-up over some dodgy hydrogen peroxide.