BRITISH Transport Police has only five constables from minority backgrounds in the North East division which covers Bradford and the surrounding area.

The force has revealed there are no officers from minority ethnic backgrounds at any rank higher than constable in this area, which has a total force of 283 officers.

Nationally, BTP, which is responsible for police duties on trains, at railway stations and on other railway property, has 2,931 officers.

Only one of its chief inspectors and one of its superintendents are from minority backgrounds.

The force is also dominated by men, who make up 2,434 of the total.