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Cop 'reported' for having a sense of humour.

LONDON (AFP) — A police officer apologised Thursday for wearing an Osama bin Laden costume to a village carnival in Cornwall, days before the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Chief Superintendent Colin Terry -- currently on secondment to Afghanistan -- admitted to "an error of judgment" after dressing up as the Al-Qaeda chief at the Grampound Carnival last week.

"The carnival is a community event and I am extremely disappointed if it has caused offence and I am most apologetic for that," he told the BBC. "I should have been a bit more careful because of my job."

Terry, who lives in Grampound -- population 650 -- with his family, said he had picked the costume to hide his face because local residents thought he was still away in Afghanistan.

He is on secondment from Devon and Cornwall Constabulary to the Foreign Office, which sent him to Afghanistan as part of a European Union mission helping Afghan police.

Two years ago Terry attended a memorial at Ground Zero in New York for the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and on the Pentagon in Washington.