17th Jan, 2018

Warning after BMW poses as police vehicle to stop other cars

Stratford Editorial 20th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A DRIVER has been using his BMW to pose as a police car and try to force other motorists off the road.

On Friday June 17 the blue BMW, which had its number plates removed, came up behind a car on the B4632 at Lower Quinton and flashed its lights to get the other vehicle to pull over.

The BMW overtook, stopped and blocked the road to force the other car to stop. The driver managed to manoeuvre past the BMW and lose it on a country lane.

A similar incident recently happened in the Featherbed Lane area of Wilmcote where the BMW followed another vehicle into Stratford after flashing blue lights to make it stop. The car was lost on the Timothy’s Bridge Road area.

A police spokesman said: “If someone tries to force you to stop using an unmarked vehicle do not stop but keep going until you get into a lit area with other people around. This in itself seems to be deterring the offenders, but, if not, make your way to a police station or other secure location. If you are able, dial 999 legally and when it is safe to do so.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 and speak to police.

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