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The Independent Online
All 28,000 Metropolitan Police officers have had free travel passes withdrawn after the discovery that some were being fraudulently used by their relatives and friends. The abuse of the London Underground passes, which allows free use of tube trains, was discovered by ticket inspectors.

A small number of officers were found to have lent their passes to civilians and continued to use their warrant card, which also gives free travel.

A London Underground spokesman said evidence had been uncovered to suggest that "significant fraud" was taking place. Jason Bennetto