A CELEBRITY policeman made a guest appearance at a new community office in a part of the borough which has been without a station for four years.

Alex Walkinshaw, who plays Dale Smith in TV series The Bill, helped open the Biggin Hill and Darwin Community Office in Biggin Hill High Street.

The office is a base for the Safer Neighbourhood Team, made of Police Community Support Officers, police officers and a sergeant.

It opens from 11am to 1pm on weekdays and offers most of the services of a police station.

But it cannot assist people on bail who have to return to a police station.

Borough commander Chief Superintenden Martin Greenslade said: "Bromley police are committed to improving and enhancing community safety.

"The community office makes us more accessible by enlisting the support of volunteers and by working together we are helping to make the area a safer place."