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Czech Romany policeman receives OBE
02-11-2015 - Daniela Lazarova

Queen Elizabeth II has decorated Czech Romany policeman Petr Torák with the Order of the British Empire. Torák, who left the Czech Republic in 1999 over repeated attacks by neo-Nazis, now lives and works in Peterborough, north of London and has been hailed as the new face of British policing. Torák, who speaks five languages, has been applauded for his services to the local Romany community and his skills in dealing with migrants. Other Czechs who have received the Order of the British Empire are architect Eva Jiřičná or conductor Jiří Bělohlávek.

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