Warning on fake police officers

A woman driver was duped in to giving cash to a bogus police officer on one of the busiest roads to the Norfolk coast.

A woman driver was duped in to giving cash to a bogus police officer on one of the busiest roads to the Norfolk coast.

Police are now warning motorists to be on their guard after the woman was stopped and conned in to handing over £20 on the A149 to Hunstanton.

She was between Heacham and Snettisham on Thursday afternoon when a group of three motorcyclists pulled her over.

One of the men told her he was a police officer and was issuing her with a fine for failing to wear a seatbelt. The woman paid up but reported the matter to police when she realised he was not genuine.

Police spokesman Beth Manning said: "Genuine police officers would not take money at the roadside but would instead have issued a fixed penalty notice to be paid at a later date. Officers carry with them an identity card giving details of their post and collar number which members of the public can use to check their identity with the police."

The woman was unable to describe the offenders, but one of the motor cycles was black and two were white.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Hunstanton Police on 0845 456 4567.