Men pose as police officers in York

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bogus police now sought by the real thing Bogus police now sought by the real thing

TWO men who posed as plain-clothes police officers are now being hunted by the real thing.

The pair were involved in two suspicious incidents in the area of the Marygate car-park in York at about 5pm on Monday, April 7.

They approached a woman and held her by the arm and told her that she was under arrest – but when they were challenged by a member of the public, they let her go and headed towards Bootham.

At around the same time both the men approached a man and again claimed to be police officers.

The victims and witnesses said that they believed both the men had been drinking.

Both men were in their late teens or early twenties and had short brown hair. One was wearing a blue T-shirt and black tracksuit bottoms. The second was wearing an orange T-shirt and a black cardigan.

Police Sergeant Michael Brocken said: “I would like to reassure the public that we treat incidents of people posing as police officers extremely seriously.

“A genuine plain clothes officer will always identify themselves by presenting their warrant cards. If you are still concerned about the officer’s identity, please contact the force control room.”

Any witnesses are asked to contact York police on 101 and ask for Michael Brocken. Alternatively, information can be emailed to mchael.brocken@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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4:22pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Bonnie Clyde says...

Would Michael Brocken care to comment about his role in the case of the abuse of an 85 year old invalid? Do google: "The Abuse of Grandma B".
Would Michael Brocken care to comment about his role in the case of the abuse of an 85 year old invalid? Do google: "The Abuse of Grandma B". Bonnie Clyde
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4:28pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Bonnie Clyde says...

Here's an incident Brocken may remember:

"On the morning Grandma B’s husband of 60 years died, the police unlawfully raided her house. They allowed her abusers to charge in, assault her and bawl insults at her over her husband’s still warm corpse. When her carer stood between her and her abusers to protect her, the police officers pushed him out of the way and threatened to arrest him."

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Here's an incident Brocken may remember: "On the morning Grandma B’s husband of 60 years died, the police unlawfully raided her house. They allowed her abusers to charge in, assault her and bawl insults at her over her husband’s still warm corpse. When her carer stood between her and her abusers to protect her, the police officers pushed him out of the way and threatened to arrest him." grandmabarbara.wordp ress.com Any comments about "bogus police" here? Are any of them genuine? Bonnie Clyde
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