A POLICE constable has been recognised for her "remarkable commitment in engaging with groups across Bradford District".

PC Halina Cahn received the Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity at the West Yorkshire Policing Awards last night.

The Bradford PC was praised for her work with the hard-to-reach women’s groups across the district.

The event took place at New Dock Hall at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Friday evening.

The ceremony was attended by members of the Chief Officer Team and dignitaries from across West Yorkshire.

It saw awards presented to individuals, teams and partnerships for exceptional investigations, bravery, innovation and outstanding service.

Elsewhere, the Sharon Beshenivsky Award went to PCSO Colin Starford, of Kirklees, for his "commitment and dedication to his role as a Police Community Support Officer".

Speaking after the event, Chief Constable John Robins QPM DL, said: “I would like to thank our officers, staff and partners for the fantastic work they have done to support communities over the last twelve months.

“The nominations for this year’s awards were again of the highest order and showcased the best of policing in West Yorkshire.

“These awards are an opportunity to rightly remember and celebrate that we still deliver policing through our best asset – our people.

"Police staff, officers and volunteers are members of the community who do extraordinary work through their commitment to public service and policing. I am very proud of them all.”