Police are investigating an incident where a man is believed to have impersonated a police officer using fancy dress and a flimsy hat in the Forest of Dean.

A ‘tanned man’ with a ‘foreign accent’ reportedly used a hatchback car equipped with blue lights and a siren to a pull over a woman on the B4215 between Dymock and Green Lane on Saturday at around 10pm.

The man, described as being in his 30s, approached her vehicle wearing what the woman described as a fake uniform similar to a fancy dress outfit purchased from a party shop.

After a conversation with him, she became concerned he was impersonating a police officer and drove away.

The man followed her car and when the woman turned on to Green Lane he continued on the B4215 toward the junction with the A449.

Police said the incident occurred near Dymock Grange Golf Club and the man’s car had a front headlight which was not working.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area around that time or anyone who may have dashcam or CCTV footage to come forward.

Gloucestershire Constabulary is also keen to hear from anyone else who may have experienced something similar recently.

They have released a CCTV image of the vehicle (above) which is believed to have been involved.

Anyone with information is asked to submit this to police online by completing the update a crime report form and quoting incident 515 of April 3.

You can also call police on 101, quoting the same number.