Jeremy Clarkson has praised Kent Police for its 'diligent' and 'relentless' work bringing necrophiliac David Fuller to justice.
The former Top Gear presenter made the comments after Kent Police spent £2.5million on Operation Sandpiper - an investigation into the offences the 67-year-old committed in mortuaries at hospitals he worked at.
Fuller assaulted 100 dead women at the Kent and Sussex Hospital, which closed in 2011, and then Tunbridge Wells Hospital, between 2008 and November 2020.
A team was set up to identify the victims and it ran alongside the murder investigation into the deaths of Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, who Fuller now admits killing in Tunbridge Wells in 1987.
Mr Clarkson says the people of Kent should buy officers a pint to thank them for their dedication to the job, adding: "These days, we keep being told that all of the nation’s policemen and police-women are too busy exposing themselves to one another to do any actual police work.
"And that they daren’t arrest anyone in case they look bad in the woke world of social media.
"However, Kent Police nailed that necrophiliac this week by being both diligent and relentless.
"They were so thorough, they even found an old photograph of the suspect wearing shoes with a sole pattern that matched up with one found at the crime scene.
"So, people of Kent. If you see an off-duty plod in your local one night, buy him a pint.
"He and his colleagues deserve it."
A nurse who had a two-year affair with Fuller says she 'never saw a bad side to him' and was horrified to hear about his vile crimes.
Fuller's children have also spoken of their 'total shock' after hearing about their father's actions.
A phone line has been set up in the wake of the case intended for people who feel they may have information about the investigation.
To contact the phone line, dial 0800 051 5270.