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Warning about man impersonating a Police Officer

Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after a man who claimed to be an officer stopped a vehicle in Sheringham on Tuesday 7 November 2017.

It comes after the victim, a man in his 40s, was travelling on Holway Road in Sheringham around 10pm.  The person who was purporting to be a Police Officer was in a new shaped silver Ford Fiesta which was fitted with a thin light bar on its roof.

The ‘Police Officer’ then used his light bar to pull the victim over and conducted a fake breath test. He 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:

  • A Police Officer always carries a warrant card and will show you it if asked.
  • If you suspect an officer is not genuine call 999 and ask the operator to confirm their identity
  • 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.