Asian detective honoured by the Queen sues Metropolitan Police over racism claims

Telegraph Reporters
Detective Constable Nighat Hubbard was presented with an MBE by the Queen in 2014 - PA Archive/PA Images

An Asian detective who was awarded an honour by the Queen is suing the Metropolitan Police over claims of racism.

Detective Constable Nighat Hubbard is also claiming she was a victim of sexism while serving in the force.

She was presented with an MBE in 2014 for her charity work, reportedly making her the first Muslim policewoman to be honoured by the Queen.

She alleges she was held back while white colleagues were allowed to work more complex investigations, according to The Sunday Times.

The serving officer also says in her claims, which date between 2013 and 2014, that male colleagues made discriminatory comments to her and other women officers, the paper reported.

Scotland Yard - Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Scotland Yard said: "We are aware of an employment tribunal claim brought by Det Con Nighat Hubbard against the Metropolitan Police Service alleging race and sex discrimination.

"We are unable to discuss further while proceedings are ongoing."

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