POLICE have issued a warning to drivers in South Yorkshire after a woman was pulled over and assaulted by men posing as police officers.

Police are appealing for information after receiving reports that a woman was assaulted in the Gleadless area of Sheffield.

At around 12.55am on Saturday 7 May, a 45-year-old woman pulled over after being followed by two men in a silver car with blue flashing lights.

She was told to get into the car where she was driven to an area off Spotswood Place.

The woman received minor cuts to her chest before she was able to escape and contact police.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Graham Stead said: “We appreciate this is an extremely concerning incident and we can assure members of the public that we are following a number of lines of enquiry to find and arrest these men.

“We are treating this incident as an utmost priority and while we are in the early stages of the investigation, we have a large number of resources allocated to this case.

“We would appeal to anyone who was in the area in the early hours of this morning who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact 101 quoting incident 48 of today (May 7).

“The men are described as aged between 40 and 50, of mixed race and spoke with foreign accents. The driver was wearing a high-visibility jacket and the car is described as possibly a VW Golf with blue flashing lights in the front grills.

DI Stead advised members of the public to be vigilant and added: “If you are requested to stop by a police vehicle, the car will be appropriately marked and if you are in any doubt pull over in a safe and public place and contact 101 or drive to your nearest police station.

“Always ask to see identification and always call 999 in an emergency.”