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Prosecuted for having a 'fake' police car

Michael Allen's fake police car.

The man whose company car was a bit too much like a police car.

Michael Allen from Northampton was prosecuted for taking his replica patrol vehicle on the road - because it had been fitted with the iconic 'blues and twos'.

He thought he was ok to drive it home from work if they were switched off - but because it had blue lights attached and a siren - the police took him to court.

He's been speaking to our reporter Stuart Leithes:


The weather has cast a spell on the warmest Halloween on record

Midday temperatures across the Anglia region Credit: Met Office.

It's almost frightening just how warm it is outside this Halloween. Midday temperatures across East Anglia have widely reached 18 to 20°C and Santon Downham has seen the mercury climb to 21°C. This is higher than the previous UK Halloween record of 20°C held by Dartford since 1968.

However, it's Charlwood in Surrey that is the UK's warmest so far with a bloodcurdling midday temperature of 22.5°C. There were several days in August in which nowhere in the UK was as warm as this.

The warmth can't last forever, the weather will become significantly cooler during the next few days.

  • Click here to see the latest forecast
  • Click here to see the five spookiest clouds in the Anglia region


Sheep has ears bitten off during dog attack

One of the sheep had its ears bitten off during the attack.

Two sheep have been seriously injured during a dog attack on a farm in Crick.

The incident, which happened sometime between 6.15pm and 6.45pm on Saturday, October 25, saw one of the animals have its ears bitten off by the dogs.

Another sheep was also seriously injured in the attack, which is believed to have been carried out by two lurcher-type dogs.

It is believed that two men took the dogs into the field and officers investigating the attack are keen to trace them.

It is an offence for a dog to worry livestock and both the owner of a dog and the person in charge of it if they are not the owner, can be prosecuted.

Anyone with any information about this incident, or who has been a victim of livestock worrying, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

90-year-old conned into spending £50,000 on electrical goods by men pretending to be police officers

Detectives have released images of two men they would like to speak to after a 90-year-old woman from Welwyn Garden City was conned into spending £50,000 on electrical goods by men pretending to be police officers.

She bought a mobile phone, iPad and Playstation in her home town before travelling to London where she bought two watches in Selfridges.

Hertfordshire police say she had been targeted in telephone calls from a man claiming to be a police officer on September 23.

The telephone that was used to contact the pensioner is believed to have been topped up in a convenience store in Midland Road, Bedford.

"The two men pictured are believed to have been in the store around the time the phone was topped up and so we would like to speak with them as they may be able to assist our investigation."

– Detective Constable Mark Cotte

Anyone who recognises the men, or has any other information about this incident, should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary's non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/14/2834. They could also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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