COUNTY NEWS: Investigation launched after Sussex Police uniform found on eBay

Police have launched an investigation after a Sussex Police uniform has been put up for auction on eBay.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2015, 10:43 am
The uniform appeared on eBay this week

The uniform, which appeared this week, was being offered for £39.99 on Monday (December 21).

The seller is from Bexhill, who describes the woman’s uniform as ‘used’ and in ‘perfect A1 condition’.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “It is been brought to our attention that a Sussex Police uniform is being sold on eBay. The circumstances of this are being investigated and if there is any evidence of criminality then action will be taken.

“We have sold redundant police uniform on Bumblebee and internally, and we will soon be selling some on the SP eBay site, but this is not marked with Police logos and could not be easily identified as police uniform from the labels.

“This is clothing which is easily available from any uniform suppliers and can be worn equally by security companies. We sell trousers, shirts, NATO jumpers with the POLICE badge removed, fleeces, coat liners, boots etc. Items are only sold where they are no longer current/authorised uniform.”

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