A London police constable managed to boost his salary to more than £100,000 last year with repeated overtime, the London Paper has reported.
The Metropolitan Police officer is thought to have used extra hours on trips abroad guarding either a member of the royal family or a senior politician to rack up the hours.
The officer was among 38 in the Met to receive more than £100,000 last year, while one sergeant also received more than £100,000, and three others received £100,000 each.
Last month is was reported that top police chiefs were being offered ‘secret pay deals’ on top of their normal salary.
A constable’s basic salary can reach £34,707, but with London weighting and other allowances, this can go up to just over £42,000.
Met Commissioner Paul Stephenson earned a salary of £247,194 last year.