Police are praising the persons prayed upon by a pretend policeman pursuing payoffs after improper propositions, writes the BBC. The man, Darren Witham, attempted to extort money from men he encouraged into sexual activity in public conveniences near the King's Lynn clock in the district of Gaywood. He then posed as a policeman and threatened prosecution if funds were not handed over. Officers acknowledge how embarrassing it must have been to come forward and report the incidents, treating the victims with sensitive anonymity. No comment was conjured whether the crime scene was cynically chosen. Witham was sentenced to four years in prison.