BAME women in the police: 'There aren't many women of colour'

PC L'wren Bremmer had never met a black female officer before. The new recruit now hopes to change the way police are seen.

Less than two per cent of full-time police officers in England and Wales are women from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, according to Home Office figures for the year leading up to March 2019.

In September, the government committed to increasing police officer numbers by launching a campaign to recruit 20,000 more people over the next three years.

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