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Sislin Fay Allen: Britain’s First Black Policewoman Dies in Jamaica | UK News

Britain’s first black policewoman, Sislin Fay Allen, has died aged 83.

Sky News spoke to Mrs. Allen last year at her home in Jamaica as part of our Black History Month coverage.

She was received a Lifetime Achievement Award in October at a virtual event celebrating black, Asian and ethnic minority policewomen.

She was living in Jamaica at the time of her death.

Sislin Fay Allen died in Jamaica
Sislin Fay Allen died in Jamaica

A statement from her family said: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of her beloved mother, Sislin.

“She died at her home in Jamaica, Ocho Rios. As the first black female police officer in the Metropolitan Police, she not only paved the way for so many other female and minority police officers, she set the bar very high.

“Last year, she received a special award for her accomplishments from the National Black Police Association, after Sky News visited her in Jamaica to celebrate Black History Month.

“We thank everyone for all their support.”

Ms Allen joined the Metropolitan Police in 1968.

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She applied while working as a nurse at Queens Hospital in Croydon, south London.

“I was on my lunch break and during that time I was browsing the newspaper. I saw this ad and they were recruiting police,” she told Sky News last year.

“So I looked at him and thought, ‘why not? I cut out the ad, put it in my pocket and said, “When I have time, I’ll fill it out.” After I finished working around seven o’clock, I went home, filled it out, and posted it. he.”

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A few weeks later, she was invited for an interview.

“They posted forms that I need to fill out …

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