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North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan has responded to claims by the Home Secretary Theresa May that no black officers employed by the force.
Speaking to the National Black Police Association, the Home Secretary outlined figures showing that police forces nationwide are still largely dominated by white men.
She said, "if police forces do not truly represent the people they serve, if they're not made up of men and women from all backgrounds, if they do not properly reflect the communities where local officers police, then we cannot truly say the police are the public and the public are the police."
"This is simply not good enough...This is not just about recruitment but about giving police officers from under represented groups the same chances and opportunities to develop their skills and rise up the ranks."
North Yorkshire Police was one of four forces singled out by the Home Secretary for not employing any black officers.
PCC Julia Mulligan said increasing diversity within the workforce is a long term process.
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Four gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy, will be appearing on stage with Diversity when the new arena show ‘Limitless - The Reboot’ tours the UK. the tour will make a stop at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 13 December
- Abbi Greaves, from Durham, 14, is currently a world gold medallist, european silver medallist and british champion
- Liam Sneath, from Spennymoor, 17, is current world gold medallist, european silver medallist and british champion
- Jesse Heskett, from Sunderland, 20, a former world, european and british champion
- Alex Houston, from Consett, 21, current world games silver medallist, and a former european silver medallist and british champion
The four gymnasts are part of Acropolis. The acrobatic group won Let’s Get Gold on ITV1 in 2012; were runners up in France’s The Best in 2013 and also appeared on A League of their Own.
When the dance group Diversity won Britain's got Talent four years ago they sparked a new surge of interest in dancing.
They are on tour and perform on Tyneside, Tuesday, December 3.
Their show includes four young gymnasts from the North East whose talent was spotted by Diversity's leader. Derek Proud reports.
Ashley Banjo, leader of dance troupe, Diversity, is singing the praises of four North East gymnasts who will be performing with them on a national tour.
Diversity won the Britain's Got Talent competition in 2009.
The gymnasts are from a Durham-based group called Acropolis. They will be on stage with Diversity at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Tuesday, December 3.