Watch: West Midlands Police on the dance beat to Culture Club at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

A police officer has been caught on camera joining the festivities at Smithfield where beach volleyball and basketball tournaments took place

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Have you seen the BBC’s viral video of the sand rake dancers at the beach volleyball games at Smithfield during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games?

They’re great - and have been admired across the globe for their fun rendition of the Queen hit - I want to Break Free - known as I want to Rake Free.

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Well now a new video is getting some attention - with a police officer dancing to Culture Club hit Do You Really Want to Hurt Me at Smithfield.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games police officer on the dance beat to UB40 at SmithfieldBirmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games police officer on the dance beat to UB40 at Smithfield
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games police officer on the dance beat to UB40 at Smithfield

The footage was captured by @OldBlueyes from Dudley on Saturday and it has been seen by over 40,000 people. The dancing police officer has won admiration from far and wide - including from West Midlands Police, who tweeted: ‘We love this.’

Deborah Worboys tweeted: ‘Girl’s got some moves.’

Mark Giles tweeted: “Public services are human too ”

And Chris MacDonald asked BCFC police to take a look, tweeting: “Take note @BCFC_WMP

The Sand Rake Dancers entertained thousands who turned out in the sunshine to watch the beach volleyball action at Smithfield throughout the Games, which saw brothers Javier and Joaquin Bello win England’s first ever beach volleyball medal as they earn bronze in their match against Rwanda on day ten.

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In case you haven’t see the Sand Rake Dancers strut their stuff, here’s the video just for you.

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