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Line Of Duty star Vicky McClure visits the real AC-12 team at Nottinghamshire Police

In the (real) Line of Duty! Vicky McClure visits Nottinghamshire Police’s AC-12 team to open their new headquarters – after her role as DI Kate Fleming in the BBC drama

She’s known for hunting down ‘bent coppers’ as the ruthless Detective Inspector Kate Fleming.

And Line Of Duty star Vicky McClure got to meet a real-life AC-12 team on Thursday as she opened Nottinghamshire Police’s new joint headquarters.

The actress, who starred on the BBC show from 2012 to 2021, was given a tour of the force’s professional standards department by Chief Constable Craig Guildford, adding she felt ‘very lucky’ to get a glimpse of the team.

Guest of honour: Line Of Duty star Vicky McClure got to meet a real-life AC-12 team as she opened Nottinghamshire Police’s new joint headquarters on Thursday

Vicky, who also recently starred in the series Trigger Point, was joined on the tour by her fiancé Jonny Owen, an actor, writer and producer who has previously starred in shows such as Shameless.

The star also got to see the forces other key departments including the force control room, digital forensics and operational support before cutting the ribbon at the ceremony.

Donning a stylish denim boiler suit, Vicky also witnessed Nottinghamshire Police’s latest recruits being welcomed into the force at their passing out parade and enjoyed a performance by the Nottinghamshire Police Band during her visit.

Iconic: The actress starred as Kate Fleming in the BBC police drama from 2012 to 2021, opposite Martin Compston as DI Steve Arnott

Iconic: The actress starred as Kate Fleming in the BBC police drama from 2012 to 2021, opposite Martin Compston as DI Steve Arnott

Stylish: Vicky donned a denim boiler suit as she visited Nottinghamshire Police's professional standards department

Stylish: Vicky donned a denim boiler suit as she visited Nottinghamshire Police’s professional standards department

Star guest: The star also got to see the forces other key departments including the force control room, digital forensics and operational support

Star guest: The star also got to see the forces other key departments including the force control room, digital forensics and operational support

Together: She was joined at the opening by her fiancé Jonny Owen, before cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony

Together: She was joined at the opening by her fiancé Jonny Owen, before cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony

Exciting: Speaking at the event Vicky said: 'It's a real honour to be asked here and see the incredible work that's being done'

Exciting: Speaking at the event Vicky said: ‘It’s a real honour to be asked here and see the incredible work that’s being done’

She said: ‘It’s a real honour to be asked here and see the incredible work that’s being done. 

‘You don’t tend to get access to these kind of facilities so I do feel really lucky to get this opportunity.’ 

Vicky starred in Line Of Duty for six series alongside Martin Compston as DI Steve Arnott and Adrian Dunbar as Superintendent Ted Hastings, with the trio tasked with hunting down corrupt policemen and exposing their sneaky ways.

It's open! After receiving a tour of the facility, Vicky and Jonny cut the ribbon to officially open the police and fire department's new headquarters

It’s open! After receiving a tour of the facility, Vicky and Jonny cut the ribbon to officially open the police and fire department’s new headquarters

Grand display: She also got watch the latest recruits being welcomed into the force through their passing out parade

Grand display: She also got watch the latest recruits being welcomed into the force through their passing out parade

Sensational: Line Of Duty first aired on BBC Two in 2012, and was upgraded to BBC One for its fourth series after becoming a ratings hit

Sensational: Line Of Duty first aired on BBC Two in 2012, and was upgraded to BBC One for its fourth series after becoming a ratings hit

More please! Since the sixth series aired last year, fans have been calling for writer Jed Mercurio to pen another instalment after it ended on a cliffhanger

More please! Since the sixth series aired last year, fans have been calling for writer Jed Mercurio to pen another instalment after it ended on a cliffhanger

The show originally began on BBC Two, but was upgraded to BBC One from its fourth series after becoming a ratings hit.

Since the sixth series aired last year, fans have been calling for writer Jed Mercurio to pen another instalment after it ended on a cliffhanger with the AC-12 team’s powers significantly reduced.

The finale divided many fans, as the mysterious antagonist ‘H’ was finally unmasked as DSI Ian Buckells, played by Nigel Boyle.

Loyal viewers took to social media in their droves to share their frustrations as officers from the police anti-corruption unit AC-12 discovered the identity of the elusive ‘fourth man’ – leading to a demand for another series of the show.

It’s was thought at the time that BBC bosses were resuming talks with Jed to pen a seventh series, after the sixth run left things open-ended, according to The Sun.

Bombshell: It was at least revealed that the so-called fourth man was actually DSU Ian Buckells, who had been originally imprisoned after appearing to have been framed by Davidson

Is that it? The finale divided many fans, as the mysterious antagonist ‘H’ was finally unmasked as DSI Ian Buckells, played by Nigel Boyle 

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