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A devout Muslim police officer who claims his boss compared him to Osama Bin Laden, mocked his beard and referred to his prayers as "shouting and wailing", has won £11,000 in damages against West Midlands Police.

PC Tariq Dost, of Small Heath, said the comments made by his former line manager Darren Yates left him feeling hurt, humiliated and depressed.

An employment tribunal upheld PC Dost's allegations that he had been treated with religious and racial discrimination and awarded the figure of £11,000 based on a psychiatric report measuring the scale of his hurt. Employment judge Hughes said: "The remarks made were offensive and more so because PC Dost is a very religious man."


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