30 Jun '12, 6am

Up to a dozen officers collapse in 19°C weather during UK police's largest "passing out" parade

LONDON - Up to a dozen trainee Metropolitan Police officers collapsed during the largest "passing out" parade conducted by the Metropolitan Police in London yesterday. More than 560 new recruits became regular officers at the annual Passing Out Parade at Hendon Police Training College. Yesterday's ceremony, conducted at the facility in north London, was overseen by the "reviewing officer", Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Scotland Yard Commissioner. More than 2000 people attended the ceremony, including dignitaries including Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London as well as family and friends. During the ceremony witnesses reported up to 12 recruits felt the heat and passed out or collapsed despite temperatures only reaching 19°C, according to the Daily Telegraph. A total of 567 Specials and PCSOs graduated, at what the Metropolitan Police described as the "largest parade" the force ha...

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