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Last Updated: Sunday, 23 July 2006, 12:35 GMT 13:35 UK
Police station honours TV's Morse
John Thaw
The late John Thaw played the popular Inspector Morse
A plaque honouring Inspector Morse has been unveiled at the police station in Oxford where the fictional TV drama character was based.

Colin Dexter, author of the Morse novels, was at St Aldates station on Sunday to formally uncover the tribute.

The Jaguar car used in the TV series by the late actor John Thaw, who played Morse, was at the event.

Also attending were Morse and Lewis, two Thames Valley Police dogs named after the inspector and his sidekick.

Supt Jim Trotman said: "Inspector Morse may have been fictional, however, the link with St Aldates police station is extremely strong and a part of the fabric of the city drawing many people from across the world.

"I am proud to see that the station we work from is not only commemorated in the books and films, but also by the new plaque which will be there for everyone to see.

"Long may the enthusiasm in the inspector and his investigations continue. I am only too happy that Oxford is in fact a far, far safer place than in his fictional world."

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