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Essex Police is investigating claims that an officer ordered a driver to remove a “B******* to Brexit” sign from his car.

Peter Cook says he was a passenger in the Mini Cooper – which had the anti-Brexit message emblazoned across it – when it was pulled over on the M25 near Brentwood on Sunday afternoon.

Footage posted on Twitter purportedly shows the officer standing next to the vehicle as a man – believed to be the driver – crouches down to remove some of the lettering.

Mr Cook told Sky News that he is pursuing a complaint against the police and wants a “full and frank unreserved apology” over the incident. He is considering requesting a donation to a charity which equates to the cost of the removed lettering.

In the video, Mr Cook is heard describing the officer as “very aggressive” and claims the officer told him he could not even say the word “b*******” because “ladies may be present, even though they’re not”.

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