Dawn Butler: Labour MP accuses Metropolitan Police of racial profiling after being stopped by officers

Zoe Tidman
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Dawn Butler has said she was pulled over by police in Hackney: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Dawn Butler has said she was pulled over by police in Hackney: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A Labour MP has claimed she was racially profiled when she was stopped by police in London.

Dawn Butler tweeted on Sunday morning that she had been pulled over by officers in Hackney.

The MP for Brent Central later told Sky News she thought there was "an institutional racism" in the police which "needs to be taken out".

"It is cancerous," she added.

Ms Butler added: "We're two black people in a car driving through Hackney and they thought they'll stop them."

The Metropolitan Police have been contacted by The Independent.

Ms Butler, the former shadow equalities secretary, said she had recorded the incident on camera.