Athlete stopped by Met police says it feels like ‘being black is a crime’

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Bianca Williams says she feels obliged to speak out, as Keir Starmer questions police actions

An athlete who was stopped and handcuffed by police alongside her partner and baby son has said the experience left her feeling like “being black is a crime”, as politicians questioned the officers’ actions.

Bianca Williams and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, who are both trained by the former Olympic champion Linford Christie, were stopped while driving back to their home in Maida Vale, west London, on Saturday.

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Written by Haroon Siddique
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Athlete stopped by Met police says it feels like ‘being black is a crime’

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