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Man arrested for impersonating police officer in Rainham

rainham impersonating police officer

Concerned members of the public shared images on social media of a man they alleged to have been impersonating a police officer.

Local residents in Havering were confronted by a man who was allegedly driving in the area with handcuffs, a baton replicating that of police issue, and blue lights on his vehicle’s dashboard. One resident describes how the male “threatened to smash their partner over the head with the baton because a car stopped to let their partner cross the road”. This occurred on Rainham Road, RM13 at approximately 5pm on the 14th May.

After sharing their experience with the local community another resident came forward to say that in Rainham, a 15 year old girl was followed down Lambs Lane, RM13 just the day before (13th May). This individual allegedly slowly drove next to her as she was walking alone and he pursued her, and as she became scared she ran away and the man drove faster to catch her.

Rainham impersonating police officer

The young girl was able to get to a nearby house and the man drove off. The girl has identified the man as the same one pictured, and says she was “petrified”.

The man is not a police officer, and as of this morning (May 15th), a 49 year old man is under arrest at an East London police station for these offences. Items which could be mistaken for police uniform and kit have been seized from his address.

If you have any information or believe you have had contact with the man please contact the police quoting CAD reference 2041/15MAY23.

Enquiries are ongoing.

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