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Norfolk Police photo used by pranksters to suggest 100mph chase

PUBLISHED: 20:10 22 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:29 23 August 2018

The picture of Norfolk Police used to trick Rian Kennington. PHOTO: Twitter/Norfolk Police

The picture of Norfolk Police used to trick Rian Kennington. PHOTO: Twitter/Norfolk Police

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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.”

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