Mildenhall: Police appeal to find man who impersonated a police officer

POLICE have appealed for information after a man impersonated a police officer and demanded a woman pay an �100 fine.

Suffolk police issued an e-fit likeness of a man involved in the incident.

The man attended the address of a 20-year-old woman on Woodlands Way, Mildenhall, last Thursday after an internet pop-up appeared on her laptop that appeared to be from the Metropolitan police.

The pop-up ordered her to pay a �100 fine for looking at pornography or her computer would be ‘locked’.

The victim called the number provided and refused to pay the fine. A man claiming to be a police officer appeared at her home address the following day.

The man did not provide an ID and was wearing a high-visibility tabard with the word ‘Police’ instead of a full uniform. He showed the woman a list of alleged pornographic sites with her internet router number.

The victim paid the fine using the ‘Paysafe’ website. The payment was stopped after the incident was reported.

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Calls with information can be made to DC Sarah Shepperson on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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