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A GROUP of Scots police officers are to take beatboxing lessons from famous a cappella group The Magnets.

Lothian and Borders Police choir will get a private lesson from the “six-man sound machine”.

They will learn to replicate sounds from drums and percussion instruments using only their voices.

The bizarre set-up mirrors the Police Academy series of films, which features a beatboxing character called “Motormouth” Jones.

The choir wrote to The Magnets after being inspired by the group’s show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Andrew Russell, who is musical director of the choir, said: “Some of our members heard The Magnets at the Festival and they loved the way they arranged and performed their songs.

“We’ve arranged something very similar to something they’ve done with Living’ on a Prayer, so we thought why not ask them to do a workshop and have a bit of fun. They were completely up for it.

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