What’s all this then...Islington police and stars grow ‘taches

Damien Lewis

Damien Lewis - Credit: Archant

All manner of Islington’s denizens, from famous actors to bobbies on the beat, sported handlebar, toothbrush and wispy moustaches as the long-running movember craze returned for another year.

Cllr Greg Foxsmith

Cllr Greg Foxsmith - Credit: Archant

Star of the smash hit TV show Homeland Damian Lewis, who lives in Tufnell Park, wore a distinguished ginger number throughout November, while independent Cllr Greg Foxsmith raised £200 with his bushy sprouting.

Islington police officers Pic: Dieter Perry

Islington police officers Pic: Dieter Perry - Credit: Archant

At Islington police station, officers reached out the long hair of the law as at least ten coppers crowned their upper lip in glory for 30 days.

Movember is a yearly event which originated in Australia seven years ago and encourages chaps to grow a moustache throughout November to raise money for prostrate cancer research.


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