Stick to the law! Police Scotland at war with their Met colleagues after plastering STICKERS onto their vans when they were sent down to London to help with Brexit and Extinction Rebellion protests

  • Scottish officers have stuck 'Keeping London Safe' stickers to Met vehicles
  • The labels include phrase 'Lovely Jubbly' - nod to  comedy Only Fools and Horses
  • Images posted on Twitter showed the design attached to a Met van this week
  • Officers say it is payback for the 'I've Met the Met' stickers which have long been stuck on visiting police to the capital   

Police Scotland are at war with their Met colleagues after plastering cheeky stickers to their vans as they are drafted in to help with Brexit and Extinction Rebellion protests.

Scottish officers have stuck hundreds of 'Keeping London Safe' stickers to Metropolitan Police vehicles that include the phrase 'Lovely Jubbly' - a nod to Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses. 

Images posted on Twitter showed the design attached to a Met van, with one London officer Kelvin Robbins writing: 'You cheeky wotsits' with three laughing emojis. 

Officers from rival forces say it is payback for the 'I've Met the Met' stickers, which over the years have been plastered on police from across the UK as they visit London to help police the capital.

Scottish officers have stuck hundreds of 'Keeping London Safe' stickers to Metropolitan Police vehicles that include the phrase 'Lovely Jubbly' - a nod to Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses

Scottish officers have stuck hundreds of 'Keeping London Safe' stickers to Metropolitan Police vehicles that include the phrase 'Lovely Jubbly' - a nod to Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses

Officers from rival forces say the sticker war is payback for the 'I've Met the Met' stickers, which over the years have been plastered on police from across the UK as they visit London to help police the capital

Officers from rival forces say the sticker war is payback for the 'I've Met the Met' stickers, which over the years have been plastered on police from across the UK as they visit London to help police the capital

The Met launched the stickers as part of an outreach drive in the 1980s, and were intended to be handed out to children.

The Times reports how after finding one of the Police Scotland stickers on his van during the Extinction Rebellion Protests this week, PC James Lewis wrote on Twitter: 'Lovely bit of mutual aid stickering down here at the XR demonstrations!

'Thank you @policescotland Your level of humour is greatly appreciated as is your assistance down here at these times!

'Give me a shout if you are free and I'll gladly join you for a beer!'

Officers from Police Scotland have been called in to assist the Met in policing the capital in the wake of Brexit protests and Extinction Rebellion demonstrations

Officers from Police Scotland have been called in to assist the Met in policing the capital in the wake of Brexit protests and Extinction Rebellion demonstrations

Another officer wrote: 'Fantastic... you snooze you lose. I suspect this may mean war.'

During the Olympics in 2012 the Met was criticised by officers when a constable was disciplined for putting a sticker on a police van from a Welsh force.

The officer received 'management action' but was also referred to the Directorate of Professional Standards.

A second officer was also investigated but no action was taken in that case.      

Police Scotland prank their Met colleagues by plastering STICKERS onto their vans

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