British cop apologizes for dressing up as Osama bin Laden

September 11th, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 11 (DPA) A high-ranking British policeman who dressed up as Osama bin Laden, the chief of Al Qaeda terror outfit, during a village carnival has apologized for his action which he said was due to an “an error of judgement”.Chief Superintendent Colin Terry took part in a village carnival in Grampound, in the southwestern county of Cornwall last Saturday, and has since been reprimanded by his superiors.

However, the force said it could not start immediate disciplinary action because Terry was currently on secondment to the British Foreign Office, working on a European Union (EU) mission to train police officers in Afghanistan.

“The carnival is a community event and I am extremely disappointed if it has caused offence and I am most apologetic for that. I should have been a bit more careful because of my job,” Terry told the BBC.

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