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Anti-terror police told to target Asians

PUBLISHED September 13, 2005

A fresh row over stop-and-search powers has erupted after it emerged anti-terrorist police had received orders to single out black and Asian people.

Civil liberties campaigners and black groups have reacted furiously over orders to the British Transport Police which say terrorist suspects are of "Asian, West Indian and east African origin". They have urged the Commission for Racial Equality to investigate.