Police send a warning to motorists about a man pretending to be a Cop as he pulls over motorists in Peterborough
Tuesday 24th July | by Cop(ex) | @ES_Humour
Police Officers were alerted by the public on Tuesday 17th July about a man driving a ’06’ registered blue Seat attempting to stop drivers at around 20:00 in Bretton Gate, Peterborough.
The car is reported to have been illegally fitted with blue lights which are apparently located on the windscreen of the car.
The driver has been described as wearing black trousers, a white shirt and a black tie with a high vis jacket.
PC Stuart Appleton has said that: “we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen this man pulling drivers over.
“We would also like to speak to an Audi driver we believe the man stopped.
“It is concerning that someone may be imitating a Police Officer and we are keen to establish the facts surrounding this incident.”
But what should you do if you are stopped, or believe that you might be stopped, by the fake cop?
The first thing to do, is to ask to see a warrant card – all police officers, whether on duty or not, are required to carry their warrants card with them.
If the vehicle only has one flashing blue light that is location in the windscreen, then your suspicions should also be raised.
Most Police cars which are ‘unmarked’ will have some sort of headlight flashers which you should notice are activated at the same time as the blue light.
It is also very rare that unmarked Police cars will have just one flashing blue light.
If you live in the Peterborough area and you think that the fake cop is trying to pull you over, assuming that he matches the description in this article, then call 999.
When I was in the Police on a 999 response team based out of East London, one of our unmarked vehicles tried to pull over a driver who failed to stop for them because she thought that my colleagues weren’t real coppers (maybe its because they were wearing hoodies!?).
Even though in this case the Police car was a real one, in the circumstances above, i.e. if you live in Peterborough and are pulled over by a blue Seat on an 06 plate, its well worth calling 999 just in case.
This fool needs to be caught, as he is not only undermining the Police in the area concerned, but his intentions are also unclear.
If you have seen the car, or know anything about it, then please call 101 so that the individual can be stopped.
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