TV hard-man Ross Kemp has been spotted in Rotherham wearing a stab vest.
Two South Yorkshire Police officers unearthed more than they bargained for when they attended a call at McDonalds in Rotherham.
The special constables were called to the restaurant to deal with a group of unruly youths and bumped into the former Eastenders actor who played Grant Mitchell.
Kemp, who has gone on to become a BAFTA-award winning investigative journalist, posed for a selfie with the coppers.
The TV star, known for his Ross Kemp on Gangs and Ross Kemp Behind Bars series, has been filming with firearms support units as part of a project involving a number of UK police forces.
He has recently been seen filming with Northumbria and West Midlands Police also wearing the body armour - but his management refused to reveal anything more about the project.