Fake policeman pulls over Norfolk driver and carries out phoney breath test

PUBLISHED: 17:08 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:13 09 November 2017

Oil has been thrown over a car and a property in East Harling. Picture: Archant library.

Oil has been thrown over a car and a property in East Harling. Picture: Archant library.


Police are warning members of the public to be cautious after a man claiming to be a police officer pulled over a car in Sheringham last night.

The victim, a man in his 40s, reported that he was travelling on Holway Road in Sheringham at around 10pm when a man purporting to be a police officer pulled him over using a thin light bar on the roof of his new shaped silver Ford Fiesta.

Once pulled over, the ‘Police Officer’ proceeded to carry out a fake breath test.

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The witness say the ‘Officer’ wore a long hi-vis jacket with ‘police’ wording on the front and rear, a white police hat but no radio or utility belt.

He is also described as being around 40 years old, approximately 5ft 8in with black hair.

Chief Inspector Wes Hornigold said: “We are keen to identify the car, which had a headlight out, as well as the occupant who was claiming to be a Police Officer.

“The motive remains unclear at this time and no further offences were committed.

“If you have a dash cam and were in the area at the time we would like to see your footage. I would also like to urge the public to be cautious when dealing with officers in suspicious circumstances and to remember the following:

“If an officer is in a vehicle and wants you to stop, make sure you are stopping in a safe place. i.e well lit, with other vehicles passing which is away from the dangers of the roads.”

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated, or anyone with information, should contact PC Dave Greenwood at Fakenham Police Station on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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