Police officers pulled over a fake delivery driver who was posing as a Just Eat courier.

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The Met Police shared the image of the 17-year-old rider, who was wearing a Just Eat jacket and had the Just Eat branded bag on the back of his bike, after he had been stopped in Shoreditch in central London on Friday night.

The teenager was found to be in possession of hundreds of pounds, bags of suspected cannabis and a phone which had ties to a drug dealing network. 

Just Eat told MailOnline that, while they will look into the incident, the branded jackets and bags are widely available for anyone to purchase online.
The company said this is because their business model includes self-employed riders and third-party contractors as well as restaurants who kit out their own delivery drivers.

An online search reveals branded kit for Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats are all available to buy on the internet. 

After enquiries by MailOnline, the Met confirmed that the rider was not working for Just Eat or as a Just Eat delivery driver but was using the uniform as ‘a front’ to deal drugs in London.

The force say officers found him in possession of a quantity of what is believed to be cannabis found in individual bags as well as £520 and a mobile phone containing information to suggest his involvement in drug dealing.

He was arrested for possession with intent to supply class B drugs and failing to stop for police.

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