A chef has been charged with impersonating a police officer to kidnap a teenage woman.
The teenager reported being approached by a person sporting a hi-viz jacket who led her away from the street within the city’s Three Bridges space. He’s then alleged to have searched her earlier than leaving on a bicycle.
The woman was bodily unhurt and is receiving assist.
Younger, of Garton Shut, Ifield, Crawley, has additionally been charged with offences together with kidnap with intent to commit a sexual offence, kidnap and two breaches of a sexual hurt prevention order.
Superintendent Marc Clothier of, Sussex Police, stated: “We wish to reassure folks we now have not obtained any comparable stories at the moment and there’s no present threat to anybody locally in relation to this case.
“You will notice extra uniformed patrols within the space and we encourage you to cease and speak to us if in case you have any considerations.”
Supt Clothier stated if such a state of affairs occurred in Sussex, officers must be requested to make use of their police radio to contact their operator and make sure their id.
He added: “The operator can verify the id of the officer, that they’re on obligation and finishing up legit policing enterprise. You can too ask a passer-by to look at.”
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