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Police chief dresses as Bin Laden

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A senior police officer has been criticised for donning a Bin Laden fancy dress costume.

Chief Superintendent Colin Terry took part in a carnival in Cornwall dressed as the al-Qaeda leader, just days before the anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks on New York.

Devon and Cornwall police said in a statement it took the incident very seriously and had referred Chief Superintendent Terry to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The statement said: "Whilst we believe his actions were misguided rather than malicious, they were clearly inappropriate.'

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