’s Metropolitan force have quietly snapped up almost the entire wardrobe of British TV show “The Bill” to prevent criminals acquiring the uniforms and impersonating officers. The London force will pay thousands of pounds to the makers of Britain’s longest running television series for many items the ITV show later discarded. Other clothes from the production – including 72 police caps and hats, 97 shirts and 28 high-visibility jackets have been kept by the Met to distribute to its frontline staff.

32ae3d198fe+Bill.jpg The Bill costumes bought by London police to fight crime

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‘The Bill’ costumes bought by London police to fight crime