The Oxford Times report:

POLICE have put the wrong kind of fuel into their vehicles 21 times over the past three years, new figures show.

The figures, obtained by the Oxford Mail through a Freedom of Information request, show that over the past three years, Thames Valley Police has spent £1,413.16 on labour and parts after misfuelling.

Thames Valley Police has a fleet of 1,258 vehicles with 140 of those in Oxfordshire.

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