The true id of the police officer dubbed ‘hipster cop’
has been revealed – and apparently he isn’t really a hipster.
Hirsute Peter Swinger was pictured at an EDL protest in
Walthamstow over the weekend and have become an immediate web hit
as folks teased his well-groomed apperance.
Utilizing the hashtag ‘hipstercop’ the feedback and memes got here
thick and quick on Twitter.
One individual wrote: “#Hipstercop – fixing crime one natural,
fairtrade, venti, sizzling, moist, no foam latte at a time”.
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One other posted the officer’s image with the caption
‘Disgusting by the bottles being thrown – they are not even
It seems he is seeing the humorous facet although, in response to
Sergeant Nathan Shickle, who normally patrols the streets of
Battersea, south west London, was supervising the “hipster cop”
on Sunday the day after the picture – which shortly went viral –
The pair posed for a selfie and the sergeant posted it to his
Sgt Shickle additionally tweeted: “He is a bit overwhelmed by all of it,
however he is been a extremely good sport about it.”
One relative advised Mail On-line that in actual life the married
father-of-three Peter is way from the hipster folks would
The unnamed relative mentioned: “Peter is certainly, undoubtedly not
“He is an actual household man who loves studying and driving his
“He can not help however discover the entire thing very, very amusing.”
It seems the officer prefers music like Meatloaf than
elaborate indie xylophone music or dubstep.
The now-famous image was taken by photojournalist Man
Smallman, but it surely seems somebody acquired their first.
Peter was captured sporting the identical curled moustache whereas
patrolling the streets of Notting Hill Carnival, in west
London, final summer time.
Instagram customers wrote to Emily Evans, who took the picture 9
months in the past, congratulating her for capturing the stylish officer
earlier than his picture was seen worldwide.
One wrote: “Congratulations, you took an image of him earlier than
it was cool.”