Subscribe now for just £20 per year


Phoney police car seized after fooling driver into stopping

Too flashy?.

Grab your sunglasses

Grab your sunglasses

Date - 17th November 2017
By - Sophie Garrod - Police Oracle
2 Comments 2 Comments}

An imitation police car was seized by police this week after cruising around on blues - minus the twos - duping a driver into pulling over.

The black souped-up BMW, fitted with illegal blue lights in the grill and headlights, was stopped after report the blue lights caused a motorist to pull over.

Durham sergeant Barry Evans, said: “It is an offence to fit lights like these to a civilian vehicle, let alone to use them.

“I’d like to remind anyone considering doing this that flashing blue lights indicate an emergency vehicle, and to misuse them could be more dangerous than the driver of this BMW perhaps realised.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the car, which has been seen in Darlington, Bishop Auckland and Durham prior to being seized.

Do you have an interesting news story? Contact the newsdesk on 0203 119 3303
or alternatively get in touch via the contact form.

Categories and Tags

Police Oracle welcomes readers’ comments but please keep them concise if possible. Personally abusive comments directed at named individuals and posted anonymously are not welcome. The editor reserves the right to block and delete any comments that fall into this category.


Ordered by:
KLB - Wed, 22 November 2017

Crush it and add a hefty fine.