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John Boyega offers first look at Met Police officer role

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Star Wars actor John Boyega has offered fans a first glimpse at his starring role as police officer and anti-racism reformer Leroy Logan in Sir Steve McQueen's anthology series Small Axe.

The 28-year-old Londoner plays the real-life Met Police officer, who was motivated to reform the force from within after seeing his father assaulted by two officers.

Mr Logan was later awarded an MBE for his contribution to policing and retired in 2013 after 30 years' service. He is also a former chairman and founder of the Black Police Association Charitable Trust.

The series will feature six hour-long films telling five different stories, with the first told across two episodes, all set within London's west Indian community between the late 1960s and early 80s.

Boyega's episode is called Red, White And Blue, and sees him star alongside Prince of Persia's Steve Toussaint and newcomers Tyrone Huntley, Nathan Vidal and Jaden Oshenye.