Ricardo Dos Santos: Sprinter pulled over for second time by police

An athlete who was allegedly racially profiled during a stop and search has said he was pulled over for a second time by seven armed police officers.

Sprinter Ricardo Dos Santos published a series of video tweets of him being pulled over and questioned by police in Paddington at 04:00 BST on Sunday.

The Met said officers were concerned the driver may have been using a phone.

Five officers face a gross misconduct hearing over a stop-and-search in 2020 involving the sprinter and his partner.

In a statement about the incident on Sunday, the Met said: “The officers clearly indicated for the car to pull over but it failed to do so and they called for further assistance.”

Mr Dos Santos said officers believed he was on his phone when they stopped him in west London and claimed one officer took his baton out of his pocket “out of frustration ready to smash the glass” after not knowing how to open the car door.

He added “nothing had changed” two years after he was pulled over with his…

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