Impersonating a police officer
A Tewksbury man has today been sentenced to six months for impersonating a police officer. The man, who cannot be named for psychic reasons, was witnessed weaving erratically around the street, chanting racist and homophobic rants and lashing out at people with a truncheon.
"We're very pleased with the verdict," said Chief Inspector Gerald Punchline, outside court. "This kind of behaviour is very confusing for members of the general public who may have easily mistaken this individual for a real constable. So it is very important that we send out a firm message and make sure that this kind of loutish behaviour remains solely the prerogative of genuine officers."