Dont forget this man and this chap both walts.
Bogus policeman Wayne Dawes proudly poses by a police car at a Manchester summit for top officers from every force in the country.
Security guard Dawes, 40, was pictured as he masqueraded as a policeman at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) meeting which was attended by Home Secretary Theresa May.
On a previous occasion, fantasist Dawes dressed in a fake uniform and ordered two men in the street to pick up litter they had dropped or spend a night in the cells.
Masquerading as an officer, Wayne Dawes poses by a police car at Manchester summit for police officers in June. Home Secretary Theresa May attended the event, although a spokesman insists her safety was never compromised
He was finally caught out after he paraded in front of work colleagues in his sergeant's kit, complete with collar number and epaulettes.
A fellow worker at security firm G4S - himself a former police officer - became suspicious of the uniform. But boastful Dawes simply pointed at his shoulder and said: 'Proper stripes these, mate'.
Police, however, acting on a tip-off from the company, swooped on Dawes in Gorton, on July 23.
Dawes had dressed in a fake uniform previously and ordered two men in the street to pick up litter they had dropped
When officers searched his car they discovered an imitation police ID card, black handcuffs, baton, police officer's notebooks and a red-and-blue flashing light for a vehicle.
Now he is facing jail after being caught impersonating a police officer.
Dawes appeared before Manchester magistrates yesterday and admitted four counts of impersonating a police officer, possessing an offensive weapon - a baton - and theft of several items of police equipment.
Dawes, of Hollingworth, Hyde, had sparked suspicions by turning up for work at G4S on his day off wearing the sergeant's uniform.
A manager at G4S then made inquiries which confirmed that Dawes HAD been a special constable - but had been sacked after a bust-up with a senior officer in 2009.
Richard Blackburn, prosecuting, told the court how Dawes had previously conned two men into believing he was a police officer after seeing one of them drop rubbish in the street.
Caroline Wilbraham, defending, said Dawes had kept the uniform and other items instead of handing them in because he collected police memorabilia.
But the court heard it was not the first time he had been caught impersonating an officer.
In 1999, he was convicted of the same offence at Tameside magistrates. Remanding Dawes for sentence, District Judge Khalid Qureshi warned him: 'These matters are very serious and custody has to be considered. '
A spokesman for G4S Secure Solutions said Dawes had been sacked before the court case. When Dawes was contacted after his arrest he declined to comment. He was carrying a key fob with a Greater Manchester Police logo at the time.
A spokeswoman for ACPO said that at no time was the Home Secretary's security put at risk at the Manchester summit and insisted Mr Dawes is alleged to have only gained access to the exhibition area, which Ms May did not attend.
Edited by recovery man, 11 July 2012 - 02:28 PM.