Norfolk Police photo used by pranksters to suggest 100mph chase
PUBLISHED: 20:10 22 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:29 23 August 2018
A man was persuaded by his friends that he was hunted by police in a prank using a Norfolk Police picture.
Rian Kennington’s friends posted a selfie of several officers, with an ominous caption warning the 23-year-old.
The post said: “What’s up Rian, you lost your phone running 100mph from us yesterday.
“If you want it back come to Scunthorpe police station #humbersidepolice #youcanrunbutyoucanthide”
However, Humberside Police have since revealed the image is a fake.
The Daily Mirror reported that Humberside Police chief inspector Will Jenkins said: “It looks like Mr Kennington has some cheeky friends, who have used an old photograph of our colleagues at Norfolk Police to play a prank on him.
“While they’re technically impersonating a police officer, which is a criminal offence, on this occasion I think we’ll let it go and hope it didn’t cause Mr Kennington too much undue distress.”