A woman has received “sincere apologies” from West Yorkshire Police for the way she was treated after police entered her Bradford home.

Two police officers have been subject to formal disciplinary investigation and have received advice and training after the incident involving Oluwatoyin Azeez, 35, on April 22, 2014.

Ms Azeez was with her young children when police visited her home in Laisterdyke to speak to her lodger, who was under a curfew order.

The “situation developed” and Ms Azeez was taken into custody at Trafalgar House. When the decision was taken to release her, she was not provided with a proper explanation for that decision by the Custody Officer – something police have since admitted was “unacceptable.”

Ms Azeez submitting an official complaint but was not satisfied with the response, so she contacted lawyer Iain Gould, who started legal proceedings against West Yorkshire Police.

Two weeks before a hearing was due to take place at Bradford County Court, the two parties reached a settlement of £25,000 damages plus legal costs on September 29, 2017, according to Mr Gould. Nobody from West Yorkshire Police was available to confirm that a settlement has been reached.

However, the Telegraph & Argus has seen a letter of apology to Ms Azeez from John Robins, Deputy Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police.

In the letter, he says: “I write on behalf of West Yorkshire Police to offer my sincere apologies for the way in which you were treated by our officers on April 22, 2014.

“There were significant failings on the part of the officers involved, both in terms of their knowledge of their lawful powers and then the way in which the situation developed. It is also unacceptable that you were not provided with a proper explanation for the Custody Officer’s decision to release you from custody on the night of the incident and for that too I apologise.

“I fully appreciate how distressing this whole event must have been for you, and I acknowledge that the consequences of the incident, for both you and your children, have been serious and prolonged.”

The letter goes on to say that, as outlined in the report of the Professional Standards Department, two officers had been “subject of formal disciplinary investigation and they have received words of advice and appropriate training as a result of this incident to ensure the same mistakes are not made again.”

Since the incident took place, Ms Azeez has left Bradford and now lives in London.