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Last Updated: Monday, 15 May 2006, 09:07 GMT 10:07 UK
Police end up with wrong trousers
Wallace and Gromit
Film stars Wallace and Gromit also had The Wrong Trousers
Police officers have been caught short after being supplied with the wrong trousers.

Animated movie stars Wallace and Gromit endured The Wrong Trousers and now Grampian Police is the short leg rather than the long arm of the law.

The Grampian force is switching to a more casual uniform in June.

The size problem is believed to have arisen after staff took their own waist measurements. Work is under way to iron out the problem with suppliers.

Grampian Police Inspector Ian Swan said: "I am aware a number of officers have experienced some difficulty with their trousers.

"Obviously, with the large number of officers - over 1,200 officers - who are being supplied with their uniform in one go, there's bound to be some mistakes and errors.

"I'm one of the lucky ones, I put down the right measurement and mine fit."

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