Friday 28 July 2017

Signed Princess Di picture stolen from Met Police

Dozens of items have gone missing from the Met Police
Dozens of items have gone missing from the Met Police

A signed picture of the late Princess Diana was among more than 800 items stolen from the Metropolitan Police during the last three years.

Bicycles and their accessories accounted for almost one-in-four thefts (199 items), while uniform (95) was the second most common.

Some 91 items listed as "property - other" were also taken from Met premises and vehicles between January 2013 and February 2016, including handcuffs, CS spray, and a Met police vest.

The details were disclosed using the Freedom of Information Act.

The Met recovered 252 of the 828 items during this period.

But this did not include a "signed print of a picture of Princess Diana", nor a bottle of Australian red wine which was reported missing from police premises.

A police vehicle windscreen wiper, a life-size static police officer, and three Met Police teddy bears remain unaccounted for, according to the FOI disclosure log.

However, the Met was able to recover several missing items, including a pair of socks, an 8m by 1m strip of copper sheeting stolen from a roof, and a bunch of flowers - all taken from police premises.

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