PCSO wears headscarf – shock revelation in Daily Mail

Nadia Naeem“A Muslim teenager has been named as one of the ‘babies on the beat’ as police community support officers. The Daily Mail revealed on Monday how Thames Valley police were employing two 16-year-old school-leavers as PCSOs. Yesterday it emerged that the force also recruited three 17-year-olds, including Nadia Naeem, now 18, who wears the hijab. All now have the power to detain and question suspects.”

Daily Mail, 16 August 2007

Quite how wearing a headscarf is relevant to a PCSO’s ability to detain and question suspects is not explained.