Police no longer investigating man who impersonated police officer in north Essex

Police are searching for a man who impersonated a police officer and frisked two children at a Sainsburys in Halstead

Police are searching for a man who impersonated a police officer and accused two children of shoplifting from a Sainsbury's in Halstead - Credit: Google Maps

An investigation into a man impersonating a police officer has been closed in north Essex.

An incident was reported to Essex Police on Saturday, November 27, where two children were accused of shoplifting from Sainsbury's supermarket in High Street, Halstead. 

A spokesman said the man appeared to show police identification when he accused the two children of committing the crime.

Essex Police had met with the victims and their parents while they carried out investigations and made no arrests. 

On Friday, a police spokesman said: "We have carried out a full and thorough investigation into this incident, including speaking with the victims as well as their parents, and we are now satisfied no crime or inappropriate behaviour has taken place."

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