Unmarked police cars in South-West ?

Unmarked police cars in South-West ?

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bazzz68

4 posts

94 months

Sunday 6th October 2013
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I saw a dark blue 3 series 13 plate estate in Exeter court hotel car park yesterday, later saw two uniformed plod getting in & heading off.

RoverP6B

4,256 posts

95 months

Saturday 11th April 2020
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Sorry for necroposting, but anyone know what's doing in/west of Exeter these days? I've been bashing up and down the A30 between the A377 and A388 for a while now and have been known to... make progress... always noticed a derelict lorry parked on a bridge over the A30? Hope that isn't a cunningly disguised speed trap. Only hassle I've had was in my 535i, had a young lad in a VW Polo tailgating me as I headed west past Okehampton. He stuck with me to 100mph but then the long straight past Roadford Lake opened up and I was able to leave him for dead. Also had a Kia Picanto all over my backside in the 760 on the A386 from Folly Gate to Little Torrington... he couldn't keep up on the straights but had me under braking every time. The local drivers are generally pretty keen in their driving style!

Paul Dishman

3,867 posts

204 months

Saturday 11th April 2020
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The lorry on the bridge over the A30 between Okehampton and Launceston has been there for around a decade

SiT

957 posts

168 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Wow that's a thread resurrection and a half! Didn't even know this thread existed.

Si

swanny71

2,232 posts

176 months

Wednesday 29th April 2020
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Unmarked (Bright green) Skoda Octavia estate - regularly seen on that stretch of A30

There is an unused slip road heading West just after the Liftondown turn off - plod hides up there occasionally. Camera van regularly on the bridge just after this spot also.

And yeah, the old abandoned wagon has been parked since I first came down here in 2008.


Hammerhead

2,586 posts

221 months

Friday 29th May 2020
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I see absolutely stacks of unmarked Police cars on the A350 between Melksham, Trowvegas and heading to and from Devizes. Always dark coloured 5 series of X5 BMWs with very stern looking drivers, wearing MIB sunglasses. When ever I see either of those types of cars, the first place I look are the kidney grilles - the light packs are mounted there.

Double check your rear view mirror next time you have a sombre coloured Beemer up your chuff. And watch your speed, of course wink

Summit_Detailing

1,531 posts

160 months

Monday 1st June 2020
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Volvo V70 black or a very very dark grey, KW20 reg on the M5 between J20 and J19 this morning.

glendog74

90 posts

160 months

Saturday 16th January
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LordBretSinclair said:
Just spotted at Exeter Traffic Office.

Brand new black Volvo Estate - WF13 XRO - usual discreet lights behind front grille and high up inside back window frown
It’s still in use - spotted yesterday on the A30 near Launceston.

Paul Dishman

3,867 posts

204 months

Sunday 17th January
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glendog74 said:
LordBretSinclair said:
Just spotted at Exeter Traffic Office.

Brand new black Volvo Estate - WF13 XRO - usual discreet lights behind front grille and high up inside back window frown
It’s still in use - spotted yesterday on the A30 near Launceston.
They caught someone on the A30 a day or so back after the driver accelerated having passed a speed camera van

Saleen836

8,898 posts

176 months

Sunday 17th January
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Hammerhead said:
I see absolutely stacks of unmarked Police cars on the A350 between Melksham, Trowvegas and heading to and from Devizes. Always dark coloured 5 series of X5 BMWs with very stern looking drivers, wearing MIB sunglasses. When ever I see either of those types of cars, the first place I look are the kidney grilles - the light packs are mounted there.

Double check your rear view mirror next time you have a sombre coloured Beemer up your chuff. And watch your speed, of course wink
Wiltshire Police used to have a red Integra TypeR unmarked that was always floating around, I may or may not have been caught by it whistle

Bowlers

259 posts

60 months

Friday 12th February
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Saleen836 said:
Wiltshire Police used to have a red Integra TypeR unmarked that was always floating around, I may or may not have been caught by it whistle
An Integra Type R!? How long ago was that?

Budget may have gone, saw an unmarked Red Vauxhall Astra last year.

Saleen836

8,898 posts

176 months

Friday 12th February
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Bowlers said:
Saleen836 said:
Wiltshire Police used to have a red Integra TypeR unmarked that was always floating around, I may or may not have been caught by it whistle
An Integra Type R!? How long ago was that?

Budget may have gone, saw an unmarked Red Vauxhall Astra last year.
20+ years ago if my memory serves

Cromises

16 posts

8 months

Friday 19th February
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Recently I've seen a Grey Skoda Superb estate OV65 GEK come tearing past me with lights going on the M5 J29

gforceg

3,506 posts

146 months

Saturday 20th February
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Cromises said:
Recently I've seen a Grey Skoda Superb estate OV65 GEK come tearing past me with lights going on the M5 J29
That had a Golf pulled over on the h/shoulder a few days ago up near Cullompton.

jasst

79 posts

83 months

Friday 26th March
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Grey Skoda estate RF65 --- A 356 dorset, easy to spot with camera on roof and very visible strobes in the grill.

Pilotguy

339 posts

226 months

Friday 26th March
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There was a fairly conspicuous BMW X5 on the A303 around Andover on Tuesday. Grille lights were fairly prominent.

K50 DEL

8,416 posts

195 months

Wednesday 31st March
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Saleen836 said:
Hammerhead said:
I see absolutely stacks of unmarked Police cars on the A350 between Melksham, Trowvegas and heading to and from Devizes. Always dark coloured 5 series of X5 BMWs with very stern looking drivers, wearing MIB sunglasses. When ever I see either of those types of cars, the first place I look are the kidney grilles - the light packs are mounted there.

Double check your rear view mirror next time you have a sombre coloured Beemer up your chuff. And watch your speed, of course wink
Wiltshire Police used to have a red Integra TypeR unmarked that was always floating around, I may or may not have been caught by it whistle
Are you certain it was a 'Teg?
Asking as I live in Melksham and got my only speeding award in 2003 from an unmarked, red, Accord Type R - figured it might be the same car lol

Saleen836

8,898 posts

176 months

Wednesday 31st March
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K50 DEL said:
Saleen836 said:
Hammerhead said:
I see absolutely stacks of unmarked Police cars on the A350 between Melksham, Trowvegas and heading to and from Devizes. Always dark coloured 5 series of X5 BMWs with very stern looking drivers, wearing MIB sunglasses. When ever I see either of those types of cars, the first place I look are the kidney grilles - the light packs are mounted there.

Double check your rear view mirror next time you have a sombre coloured Beemer up your chuff. And watch your speed, of course wink
Wiltshire Police used to have a red Integra TypeR unmarked that was always floating around, I may or may not have been caught by it whistle
Are you certain it was a 'Teg?
Asking as I live in Melksham and got my only speeding award in 2003 from an unmarked, red, Accord Type R - figured it might be the same car lol
Might have been, was a long time ago so the memory is a bit frazzled wink

jako1

83 posts

53 months

Sunday 4th April
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Black 520 estate
Scirocco
Vw golf

And more all chasing a zafira down the hard shoulder of the m5 J28-29

They caught them by forcing into the barrier.

The bmw has been busy recently

surveyor_101

4,323 posts

146 months

Monday 7th June
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Avon and somerset have a dark blue unmarked 3 series westcountry reg seen around m5 j25/26.

ov65 Superb estate also been seen on the m5 devon/somerset

Seen devon and cornwall have a black golf r now mk7/5 on the m5 past j27.

avon somerset did have a odd ball Audi q7 silver with big wheels unmarked to.