Born and raised in Hackney. Served for 32 years in the Met. Worked extensively within the Asian community as Special Branch officer in the 80's and 90's. Was presented with a ceremonial sword by the UK's largest Sikh temple shortly after retirement. About one-third of my service involved border controls in both the UK and Jamaica. Over an eight year period I spent a total of 18 months undertaking a series of deployments to Jamaica. Trustee of a small charity that enables some Jamaican children from the poorest backgrounds to remain in education. Policing interests include football related violence, extremism, gang, knife, gun & drugs crime and borders. Hobbies are football DJ'ing & 'commenting' for various media outlets on policing/border issues.