PC wins tribunal against force

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A policewoman who said she was told by a senior officer that women did not belong in the police and she was "taking jobs from his boys" yesterday won her sexual discrimination case. Kay Kellaway, 34, also told an industrial tribunal in Reading that she was thrown to the ground by a male inspector who called her a "whore, bitch and slag" while a report suggested she was a lesbian.

The tribunal, by a two to one majority, yesterday found that Ms Kellaway had been "discriminated against and victimised on account of her sex" by Thames Valley Police. The force, which now faces the prospect of a compensation claim from PC Kellaway, immediately said it was considering appealing against the finding.

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