PC `stalked by inspector after making complaint'

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A DOZEN police officers who answered a woman colleague's call for help were amazed to find that her "attacker" was an inspector, a tribunal was told yesterday. Constable Barbara-Anne Harwood said she radioed for assistance because she was afraid of Inspector Colin Meads and feared for her safety.

She broke down in tears as she told of her fears after the inspector approached her in a glass corridor at Heathrow airport where they were both stationed. "He kept coming towards me and would not leave me alone." The tribunal in Croydon, south London, heard that the incident came after she had made a complaint about the inspector's criticism of handling of a case. PC Harwood, 35, from Wokingham, Berkshire, is claiming sexual discrimination against the Metropolitan Police and Insp Meads. The hearing continues today.

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