GAGS Off-duty ‘cop’ is off to jail

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Brian Roberts,

Wis­bech A FAKER who pre­tended to be a po­lice of­fi­cer to ar­rest a man in a city night­club has been jailed for 16 months.

A court heard that it was tenth time that Steven Buchan had im­per­son­ated a cop hav­ing learnt tech­ni­cal jar­gon from TV shows, such as The Bill and Road Wars.

Buchan had called po­lice in the early hours of June 7 claim­ing to be an off-duty of­fi­cer who had de­tained a drunk and dis­or­derly man in a Liver­pool club, the court heard.

He claimed to be DC Si­mon Green, and also re­quested a caged ve­hi­cle.

Of­fi­cers de­tained the drunk and Buchan went with them to a po­lice sta­tion where in­quiries con­firmed he was ly­ing.

The judge at Liver­pool Crown Court said Buchan, 28, was “un­bal­anced”. I HIRED a camper­van for the first time this week­end – and what aw­ful tim­ing!

I went up to see my aunty in Har­ro­gate, which in­volves driv­ing over the Pen­nines. Of course there was a gale blow­ing and I’d never driven a high­sided ve­hi­cle be­fore.

It was ter­ri­fy­ing! A bit of wee al­most came out, I was so scared!

So if you were stuck be­hind a camper­van on the A59 last week­end, sorry, that was me!

A MAN told me I wouldn’t make it as a suc­cess­ful as­tro­naut.

I told him to watch this space.

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