A Muslim police chef claiming religious discrimination for being asked to cook pork sausages, bacon and black pudding today began his case against Scotland Yard.

Hasanali Khoja says the Met Police was unable to guarantee that he would not have to handle pork products when he moved to be senior catering manager at the force's offices in the Empress State Building, west London.

He alleges he was expected to make "999 breakfasts", which include sausages, bacon and black pudding and are so named because officers traditionally begin their shift after a full English breakfast.

Mr Khoja, 60, from Edgware, claims managers suggested he wore gloves to handle the meat.Speaking ahead of the full employment tribunal hearing in Watford, he said: "I was very upset and angry because it is not permissible in my religion."

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