Bobby off the beat after 47 years

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Bobby off the beat after 47 years

The country's longest-serving police officer has hung up his handcuffs after 47 years in service.

PC Robert Brown joined the MET in 1968 in Croydon at the age of 18.

During his time he was involved in the 1981 Brixton Riots and worked on a number of high profile murder and gang cases.

His colleagues along with their police dogs lined the streets to pay tribute to PC Robert, who became quite emotional when explaining that he never expected such a send off.

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