AN ACTOR from a television show officially opened a new community police office.

Alex Walkinshaw, who plays Sergeant Dale Smith in ITV show The Bill, visited the Chislehurst office to add a touch of glamour to the opening ceremony.

Safer neighbourhood teams from Chislehurst and Mottingham will be based at the new office in the Hornbrook House car park, off Chislehurst High Street.

Bromley borough commander Chief Superintendent Charles Griggs said: "I am delighted with our new community police office, which is right at the heart of the community.

"It means our officers are easily accessible and are on hand to give advice and support to those who live and work in the area."

The office is open from Monday to Friday between 10am and noon. Call 020 7161 9254