A Labour MP has claimed she was racially profiled when she was stopped by police in London.
Dawn Butler tweeted on Sunday morning that she had been pulled over by officers in Hackney.
The MP for Brent Central later told Sky News she thought there was “an institutional racism” in the police which “needs to be taken out”.
“It is cancerous,” she claimed.
Ms Butler added: “We’re two black people in a car driving through Hackney and they thought they’ll stop them.”
The former shadow equalities secretary said she had filmed the incident in east London.
In a video of part of the stop, the Labour MP says: “Interesting experience being stopped by police on a Sunday in town.”
She tells the police: “It is really quite irritating. It’s like you cannot drive around and enjoy a Sunday afternoon whilst black, because you’re going to be stopped by police.”
One of the officers in the video says: “I appreciate everything you say and I do apologise for wasting your time.”
Ms Butler has been contacted by The Independent.
The Met issued a statement about a police stop in Hackney which took place around midday on 9 August.
“Prior to stopping the vehicle, an officer incorrectly entered the registration into a police computer which identified the car as registered to an address in Yorkshire,” the force said.
“Upon stopping the vehicle and speaking with the driver, it quickly became apparent that the registration had been entered incorrectly and was registered to the driver in London.
An officer explained the mistake to the people in the vehicle, who then went on their way, according to the Met.
No one was searched, the force said.
This incident comes in the same week Ms Butler was named by Vogue magazine as one of the 25 most influential women shaping 2020 for her support of Black Lives Matter protests.
She described her backing of the anti-racism movement as having led to threats of attack on her office and staff having “drastically escalated”.
One person was arrested in June in relation to Ms Butler’s safety.
Additional reporting by Press Association