Police force in UK unveils more modest uniform for female Muslim officers with a looser tunic as part of a drive to recruit more recruits from ethnic minorities

Published on: September 19, 2018
A police force has created a less revealing uniform for Muslim women which is 'designed not to show the female form'.

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West Yorkshire Police hopes that the looser fit will result in more ethnic minority recruits.

Many forces already allow female officers to wear the hijab, or headscarf, but the new uniform is believed to be a UK first.
 
Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams said: 'For the last month we have been trialling a new uniform for women which is designed not to show the female form.