The Metropolitan Police is to change the look of its vehicles in a bid to increase visibility and public safety.
At present police vehicles carry an orange stripe along the side but this is to be phased out and replaced with a version of the Battenburg design used by most UK police forces.
The Met says the new livery will be rolled-out over three years as vehicles are replaced at the end of their natural service life.
Assistant Commissioner Simon Byrne said: “The introduction of the Battenburg design will make the cars more conspicuous and help keep Londoner’s safe. This is based on research sponsored by the Home Office.”