Now that's bad enough. But naughty Hugh has been wandering the TV studios dressed like this:
Perhaps someone should have a quiet word. Impersonating a police officer - by, for instance, getting the Met to run up a fake uniform reminiscent of their own senior brass, then sticking an ACPO badge on it - is a criminal offence:
Section 90 Police Act 1996 (Archbold 22-62) creates several offences relating to the impersonation of police officers or the possession of articles of police uniform, namely:Hugh is touring the studios in a deceitful uniform in pursuit of the Met Commissioner's job. That looks like an offence:
Where the impersonation involves a threat to the safety of any person, or to property, or is done with a view to financial gain, then a prosecution should follow.