Billingsgate Market Constabulary
This became the only vehicle used by the constabulary in 2017. It doesn’t carry any constabulary wording, just the City of London corporation crests. It replaces a P registration Vauxhall Astra estate dating from 1996.
|A look at the uniform of the Birmingham Market Police from the rear as an officer surveys the empty market at the end of the day. The service does operate a small unmarked van but is primarily focussed on foot patrols.|
|A close up look at the cap and cap badge that is worn by the Birmingham Market Police. The cap is similar to traffic police officers’ with a white top. On the blue circle of the crest are the words ‘Market Police’.|
EF07 MKO This is a Ford Ranger that is used by New Spitalfield Market Constabulary. It has a simple red stripe down the side and an amber light bar. It is the only car used by the constabulary that is part of the City of London Corporation.
|Inside the Truckman rear are wheel clamps, road cones and granules to soak up diesel spills.|
P838 HMC Billingsgate Market Constabulary uses this Vauxhall Astra estate. It has a yellow stripe down each side and constabulary markings. It is the only vehicle they have to get around the fish market site.
The rear view, showing flammable and compressed gas warning signs. The car previously had a blue light attached to the roof that has now been permanently removed.
|A close-up look at the markings on the driver’s door. Billingsgate Market Constabulary is one of three market constabularies under the City of London Corporation.|
|A view of the outside of the market, showing one of the three main covered streets running through it.|
|A general view of the 200 metre long covered luxury arcade they patrol. Due to its compact and indoor nature, no vehicles are required by the Beadles.|
|A plaque showing some of the rules enforced by the Beadles.|