Rastafarian woman ‘humiliated’ by police strip order

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The case of a Rastafarian woman left naked in a police cell shows officers need greater understanding of minority groups, ex-senior officers have said.

Yvonne Farrell said she was “humiliated” after sitting naked in a cell for three hours following her arrest by Hertfordshire Police.

She successfully sued for wrongful arrest, receiving an apology and £45,000 in compensation.

Hertfordshire Police said it “didn’t get everything right on this occasion”.