Top Gear bosses have been forced to admit they blew £6,500 of licence fee cash policing their controversial Cenotaph stunt, the Sunday People can reveal.

Official documents show NINE ­officers were drafted in to help presenter Matt LeBlanc film the scenes in central London that drew accusations of ­disrespect towards Britain’s war dead.

The 48-year-old US star roared around in a deafeningly loud Ford Mustang with rally driver Ken Block at the wheel. Their car spewed smoke as Block performed donuts just yards from the memorial.

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