Nine pose as police officers

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NINE people have been charged with impersonating a police officer in the force area over the past year, new figures have revealed.

The number of offences between last April and March remains unchanged from the previous year.

The figures also showed that 551 people were charged with resisting arrest during the year, while 55 refused to give their name or remain with an officer.

The force charged 375 people with obstructing an officer in the lawful course of their duty in 2011/12, while 55 were charged with giving police false information.