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Police hunt bogus detective

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 April 2004 | UPDATED: 04:49 02 March 2010

POLICE are today appealing for witnesses after a man claiming to be a detective stopped a woman driving along the A14 after following her for more than ten miles.

POLICE are today appealing for witnesses after a man claiming to be a detective stopped a woman driving along the A14 after following her for more than ten miles.

The man, who was driving a white van, had followed the woman from the Haughley Bends to Nacton before he indicated her to pull over.

He flashed his headlights at her so she pulled off the A14 at the Seven Hills, Nacton interchange, believing there might be something wrong with her vehicle.

She stopped her car and the man stopped behind her. Both got out of their vehicles and the man spoke to her and claimed he was from CID.

He said her car had been reported stolen and he needed to check it.

He did not show any identification and the woman, who was driving her own small, bronze-coloured car to Levington, asked him to follow her to a friend's house so the matter could be resolved.

The woman went back to her car and drove off, again followed by the van, which was possibly a W registration with the letters KOR at the end.

However she lost sight of him a short time later and continued to her friend's house, where she reported the incident, which happened on Wednesday .

Moments later a similar van appeared at the gates to the property but it then turned around and drove away.

The man is described as white, aged around 35 years old and 5ft 11ins tall. He was of a fat build, crew cut dark hair about one inch long and a stubble beard.

He was wearing dark rimmed oval glasses, a grubby white T-shirt with orange motif, baggy jeans and blue trainers. His overall appearance was scruffy and unkempt.

Police need to trace the van driver and are asking him to come forward. Officers would also like to hear from anyone who may have information about the incident. They should contact Pc Kevin Catchpool at Felixstowe police station on 01473 613500.


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