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  • #53709

    Andy
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    Why are private security vehicles impersonating police vehicles in Wrexham? I’m sure it is an offence to impersonate a police officer. They have roof lights, police style checking and even a police style star on the door.

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    #57266

    Rob
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    Where abouts was that taken?

    The logo on the door does look very much like the North Wales Police one :

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    Any chance it was a support vehicle for the police?

    #57282

    Andy
    Participant

    They are G4S security. Nothing to do with the Police. There are 2 vehicles in Wrexham. They have the council logo in the star.How they get away with mimicking Police is beyond me.

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    #57278

    NJones
    Participant

    Red and yellow is fire service

    #57284

    Sam
    Participant

    That’s quite in unnerving. Children are told to look for this type of vehicle for safety. Also, do you have to give way to this vehicle on the road when it’s lights are flashing ? Answers required me thinks.

    #57279

    NJones
    Participant

    Same with RoSPA vehicles or wombles as they are known. I wouldn’t stop unless a vehicle displayed police on front. Same reason why welsh police had to add English to their bonnets not by law required to stop.

    #57267

    Rob
    Participant

    @andy 1867 wrote:

    They are G4S security. Nothing to do with the Police. There are 2 vehicles in Wrexham. They have the council logo in the star.How they get away with mimicking Police is beyond me.

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    Thanks for the higher res picture – totally agree with you!

    Will follow this up.

    #57273

    KKOB
    Member

    @andy 1864 wrote:

    Why are private security vehicles impersonating police vehicles in Wrexham? index.jpg

    It’s not just in Wrexham. They’re appearing all over the UK.

    However, they’re not allowed to use Blue Lights.

    The only vehicles that are permitted to use them in the UK are

    Police
    H.M. Coastguard
    Fire
    Ambulance
    Human Tissue for Transplant
    Blood Transfusion Service
    Mines rescue
    Mountain rescue
    Lifeboat launching vehicles

    #57274

    KKOB
    Member

    These “Security Response Vehicles” have no enhanced right of way when their white, yellow or red lights are flashing.

    #57269

    wrexview
    Participant

    As these vehicles are displaying the Wrexham Council logo , one assumes they are approved of / funded by them.

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