I spotted dummy ‘traffic copbut cops said it actually slowed down traffic

POLICE investigated a dummy dressed as a PC and holding a “speed gun” after complaints it was “impersonating an officer”.

A patrol took a look at the model which had been put up in a 30mph zone.

Police couldn't care less that the scarecrow-like dummy was 'impersonating an officer', as it is not human

Police couldn’t care less that the scarecrow-like dummy was ‘impersonating an officer’, as it is not human

But they rejected complaints — and hailed the mannequin as a welcome addition to road safety.

Owner Richard Wright, of Maulden, Bedfordshire, sagte: “Once they knew it wasn’t human, they couldn’t care less.

“They commented on how it was slowing traffic down. It’s working wonders.”

Richard posted details online where Anna Moss wrote: “It’s brilliant. We actually thought it was real until we got up close.”

Hannah Tompkins added: “I’ve had people flashing their headlights warning me about him. We just laughed a lot.”

Linda Chamberlain said: “I was fooled!”

But Aaron Stringer was unimpressed. Er schrieb: “It’s technically impersonating an officer of the law. Utterly not funny.”

Polizei said they had “no concerns” after checking the dummy.

Ein Sprecher sagte: “As long as the item is helping to slow down traffic, and doesn’t cause a danger, it can remain.”

Der Rat ist befugt, einen Fall vor das Amtsgericht zu bringen, wenn er entscheidet, dass es sich um eine gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Belästigung handelt