Force Denies £100,000 Turban Cost

June 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

A police force has denied spending £100,000 on trying to adapt safety helmets to fit over turbans.

West Midlands Police has also said reports that a Sikh officer was turned down from joining its Operational Support Unit over the issue is untrue.

It has said it is working to solve the headgear issue which is "problematic".

An officer has been working on projects to solve the problem but the figure quoted has been "grossly exaggerated", a statement said.