Police warn drivers after bogus officers pull over vehicle in Oldbury

Police in Oldbury are warning motorists to remain vigilant following two incidents where men posing as police officers attempted to pull drivers over.

The first incident happened at 11:45pm on Tuesday 6 October on Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury. A driver was pulled over by a man in a silver Mercedes van claiming to be a police officer and questioning him about his vehicle.

Half an hour later, a woman in Shirley reported a similar incident, where a man in a smaller dark coloured car, with blue flashing lights on the dashboard pulled her over. The man again claimed to be an officer and questioned her about her speeding. Fortunately on both occasions, the motorists asked the men for official identification, at which point the offenders drove off. A spokesperson said:

"We want to remind drivers, especially as the nights are getting darker, to remain vigilant on the road. Police officers will always show their ID, and if you are unsure, call 101 to check their details."

If you have any information, please contact live chat or call 101. Please call 999 if you think your life is in danger. 


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