Commonwealth Games gold medallist Bianca Williams said she is considering legal action against the Metropolitan Police after she accused officers of racially profiling her and her partner in a stop and search.
The Team GB sprinter also refuted the force’s account that their car had been driving on the wrong side of the road.
“They (the officers) said there’s a lot of youth violence and stabbings in the area and that the car looked very suspicious,” she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“They see a black male driving a nice car, an all-black car, and they assume that he was involved in some sort of gang, drug, violence problem.
“That is false, we were never on the wrong side of the road. We were driving down through single-width roads.
“We only found out about us driving on the wrong side of the road once they tweeted in on Saturday afternoon.
“This isn’t the first or fourth or fifth time – it must be about the 10th (her partner has been stopped by police), it’s getting ridiculous.”
She said “Yes, 100%” race is the reason why he gets stopped, adding: “It’s just horrible, it’s an outrageous assumption for them to make.
“We are planning on taking it down the legal route. I feel very hurt by their actions, and to witness my partner being taken away and for me to be taken away from my son, my heart hurts.
“It’s an awful experience.”