Thursday, July 27, 2006


A plaque honouring Inspector Morse has been unveiled at the St. Aldates police station in Oxford where the fictional TV drama character was based.

Also attending the Sunday tribute was Colin Dexter who wrote the Morse novels,.

The Jaguar car used in the TV series by the late actor John Thaw, who played Morse, was also at the event. But unlike KITT (had it been there), the car did not offer any comments on the occasion.

Two Thames Valley Police dogs named after the inspector and his sidekick, Morse and Lewis, were also in attendance.

And what would be an unveiling without a speech?

"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."
- Police Superintendant Jim Trotman


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