Page last updated at 20:27 GMT, Thursday, 4 September 2008 21:27 UK

Warnings over bogus police cars

Motorists have been warned to be certain they are stopping for police when flagged down by a car displaying a flashing blue light.

The alert came from Suffolk police after a lorry driver was assaulted in an attempted robbery after pulling over to the side of the A14 at Claydon.

The lorry driver had responded to signals from an unmarked car before the car driver attacked him on Tuesday.

Motorists are urged to leave their cars only when identification has been seen.

Police urged motorists who think they are being asked to stop by an unmarked police car to take the following steps:

Continue to drive sensibly
Stop only when it is safe to do so, but remain in your vehicle with the doors locked.
When an officer approaches, wind the window down sufficiently and ask the officer for his identification warrant card which he should have on him at all times.
A motorist is within his rights to proceed to the nearest lit area or the nearest police station before stopping




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