Scotland Yard has published details of dozens of complaints about misuse of warrant cards by officers, including one against an off-duty officer who gained free entry to a football match by showing her warrant card and claiming to be undercover.

Details of the incident, which resulted in the drunken officer receiving a written warning, are revealed in a Freedom of Information response published on the Met’s website.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.