The story of Britain’s first black policewoman | 28 October 2020
In 1968, Sislin Fay Allen applied to join the Metropolitan Police. At the bottom of her application, she felt the need to point out that she was black.
When she passed the interview process and was accepted into the police force, she made history.
This Black History Month on the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips travelled 5,000 miles to Jamaica to meet Sislin and hear her story.
He also speaks to her daughter, Paula, about how her mother changed attitudes in the police force and what is still yet to be done.
Plus, MP Sarah Jones describes the true extent of Sislin’s legacy in Croydon – where she was posted.
Daily podcast team:
Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
Podcast producer - Emma Rae Woodhouse
Interviews producer - Oli Foster
Archive - Simon Windsor
Music - Steven Wheeler