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Police hunt man impersonating an officer who stopped car driver

The public is being warned to be vigilant after a man impersonating a Norfolk Police officer stopped a car last month.

The incident happened on June 20, when a man in his 50s was travelling on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, near to the airport, between 1pm and 2pm.

The person who was purporting to be a police officer was driving a 2023 plate silver/grey Mercedes A Class, fitted with flashing lights in the grill and windscreen of his vehicle.

The individual used his lights to pull the victim over and speak to him about his manner of driving.

He was wearing black trousers, a black fleece, black boots and a white police hat but had no radio, utility belt, police badges or epaulettes.

The man did not produce a warrant card or provide his name and collar number. He is described as being white, in his 30s and approximately 6ft tall.

Inspector Will Drummond of the Roads and Armed Policing Team said: "We are keen to identify the car and the occupant who was claiming to be a police officer. If you were in the area at the time and have any relevant dashcam footage, please get in touch.

“If you're unsure about whether the person you're dealing with is a genuine police officer – stop – and call us on 101 to check their identity.

“A police officer will always carry a warrant card and will produce it when asked. If an officer is in a vehicle and wants you to stop, make sure you are stopping in a safe well lit place with other vehicles passing.”

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated, or anyone with any information, should contact Sgt Ben Hawkins on 101 or alternatively email ben.hawkins@norfolk.police.uk.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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