Three men held over tourists scam

Three men have been arrested for allegedly posing as police officers and planning to steal cash and credit cards from tourists in London.

Scotland Yard said the arrests came after some visitors to the capital were approached by men claiming to be officers who then took their credit cards or cash.

Three men, aged 32, 35, and 27, were arrested in central London for impersonating a police officer and conspiracy to steal.

They were in custody in a central London police station pending further inquiries.

Detective Superintendent Steve Osborn said: "Millions of visitors to London will sadly always be an attraction to criminals and it is important that people stay alert.

"We have officers out there on the street identifying and arresting those who are involved in crime."