British detective drama New Tricks has been axed after 12 years.

Bbc production bosses have decided to cancel the longrunning Tv show, which stars Dennis Waterman and follows the lives of retired police officers who are recruited to investigate unsolved crimes.

The news comes after complaints the drama has slipped in quality with the majority of the original line-up having left.

The final series will air in the U.K. this summer (15).