Update: Police tell public to avoid wrong unmarked car stolen from sleeping officer’s Brentwood home
Police warned the public to avoid the wrong unmarked police car after one was stolen from outside a sleeping policeman’s house.
On Friday, Essex Police issued a correction saying that the blue Skoda Octavia with flashing lights that they told the public was being driven by an imposter was in fact a grey Skoda Superb Elegance.
Police have said that there have been no incidents reported of someone refusing to pull over to an unmarked car correctly being driven by police as a result of the misinformation.
The Metropolitan Police car was stolen from outside an officer’s Doddinghurst, Brentwood, home as he slept on Thursday just before 12.30am.
A burglar broke into his home and stole the keys to the car before driving off in the car that has blue lights and a siren.
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A police spokesman said: “We want to make motorists aware that this car is not being driven by a police officer and so they should not pull over if requested to do so by the driver who is probably the individual who stole it.”
The vehicle has a DE12 registration plate.
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Anyone with information should contact police on 999 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.