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Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams calls for police commissioner to step down after stop and search.

Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams today accused cops of treating her boyfriend "like scum, dirt on their shoe" after a stop-and-search.

The Commonwealth gold medallist sprinter, 26, and her Portuguese sprinter partner Ricardo dos Santos, 25, had been driving home from race training when they were pulled over by cops and handcuffed in front of their three-month-old baby.

And Ms Williams accused Met Police of racial profiling after the incident.

The athlete told The Times: "It's always the same thing with Ricardo.

"They think he's driving a stolen vehicle, or he's been smoking cannabis.

"It's racial profiling. The way they spoke to Ricardo, like he was scum, dirt on their shoe, was shocking. It was awful to watch."

The couple will today meet with lawyers after police insisted they had acted lawfully. They are also expected to make a formal complaint.

Met Police have since defended the stop-and-search, saying it the car had "blacked out windows" and was driving suspiciously, including driving on the wrong side of the road.

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Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams accuses cops of treating boyfriend ‘like scum, dirt on their shoe’ in stop-and-search

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