PC DHARMESH Mistry from Bradford has been hailed as a shining example for diversity.

He was shortlisted for the Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion and Faith at the 2019 National Diversity Awards.

Dharmesh, who is 49 and works at Trafalgar House Police Station, was chosen for the work he does both as a police officer and a community volunteer by the force’s people officer Anna Button.

Dharmesh said: "To be recognised nationally for the work I have done to raise awareness of diversity is just amazing.

"I am proud to represent West Yorkshire Police and will continue to do all I can as a police officer to strengthen the relationships between the police and the many communities of Bradford district."