Call for witnesses to potential racial profiling at Stratford Westfield

Newham Monitoring Project has received a report from a member of the public about suspected racial profiling in a security operation at Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford today.

It appears police and security guards are asking some members of the public to walk through a knife-arch metal detector (see right) before allowing them entry to Westfield. The person who contacted us had asked police officers how people were selected and was told it is ‘random’ but reported that it was almost exclusively young black and Asian males who were targeted.

If you have witnessed anything today in the area please get in contact with us as we would like to follow this up