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'Fake police car' pulls over driver on M20 at Folkestone

By Matt Leclere

A driver says a fake police car forced him to pull over to the hard shoulder before slowing down right in front of a lorry and then speeding off.

Daniel Otero was travelling along the M20 at Folkestone towards Ashford last night, when he saw the black car in his mirror with red and blue lights flashing him to pull over.

Dashcam footage from Mr Otero's car shows him pull over to the hard shoulder near junction 12 thinking a police officer is ordering him to stop.

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Driver Daniel Otero said the car had blue and red flashing lights behind the grille which appeared to be calling him to pull over
Driver Daniel Otero said the car had blue and red flashing lights behind the grille which appeared to be calling him to pull over

The incident happened at around 10.20pm but Kent Police say they have not received any reports of any incidents.

Mr Otero told KentOnline he had not yet contacted the police.

He said: "When I saw it the car was right behind me I couldn't see the headlights just one blue and one red flashing lights in the middle of the front window.

"I didn't think it looked right but I didn't want to keep driving to the find out it was real.

"I knew as soon as I pulled over it wasn't the police because they didn't pull up behind me they slowed right down to have a good look in the car. Maybe they had an alternative motive."

It is thought the vehicle was an Audi A5 with a personalised number plate possibly containing a letter S and number 15.

The car forced Mr Otero to pull over to the hard shoulder before slowing right down in front of a lorry travelling in the inside lane.

He said he saw the men laughing inside the car describing it as "a dangerous game".

They then accelerated and carried on the M20 towards Ashford.

Police spokesman Martin Very said: "Kent Police has not had any recent reports of a car that is not a police vehicle using blue and red lights in an attempt to pull motorists over.

"If anyone is concerned about an unmarked vehicle that is trying to stop them, and that the occupants are not police officers, they should call 999."

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