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She came to England from Jamaica.

Sislin Fay Allen (born c. 1939), known as Fay Allen, was the first black woman police constable in the United Kingdom, serving in the Metropolitan Police in London from 1968 to 1972.

Sislin is an awesome, happy, courageous and in many ways a heroic woman. Sislin travelled from Jamaica and speaks of her time attending crime scenes.

Her work took her to people's homes and areas of the London Metropolitan she may not have made or known with any other job. I will leave you to listen to Sislin's speak in her own words in the following video. She is a fascinating humble woman.

Black History Month: What it was like for Sislin Fay Allen, Britain's first black policewoman

By Noel Phillips, news correspondent

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