18th September 2021

Man arrested for impersonating a police officer

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help after a man was arrested for impersonating a police officer.

The man, aged 22, from the Yeovil area, was arrested for driving a vehicle in various locations in the force area, including Yeovil, the M5, as well as outside the Avon and Somerset force area into Wiltshire and Dorset.

The vehicle, a silver coloured BMW saloon 5-series, had blue lights fitted to the rear window and also had a police website address on the rear window.

bogus police car

It was located in Yeovil and the driver arrested on suspicion of impersonating police officer.

He has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Avon and Somerset Police said:

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle during the early part of this month or may have been stopped by the car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tri force Specialist Operations on 101, quoting reference 5216119382.”