Despite warning signs on the fuel caps, members of the Metropolitan Police Service managed to put ­diesel into petrol vehicles or petrol into diesel vehicles on nearly 1,000 ­occasions between 2008 and 2013.

The expensive blunders, costing an average £290.76 to put right, have left vehicles useless until their fuel tanks are pumped out. The ­frequency of mis­fuelling at the Met is shown by ­figures released under the Freedom of Inform­ation Act.

Between 2012 and 2013 it cost the Met £47,909 for the 138 times it happened.

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