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Islamic women enjoy a paddle on Brighton beach in traditional dress

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As badress/201706/1512447.html">ton-wielding police sdress/201706/1512447.html">tormed a French beach and ordered a humiliated woman to remove her burkini, a very different scene was unfolding today on British shores.

Amid soaring temperatures of up to 33C, throngs of beachgoers flocked to Brighton beach to soak up the last of the sunshine before the washout Bank Holiday weekend.

Among the crowd at the popular beach was a group of women, happily playing in the surf while wearing full traditional Islamic dress.

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Women dressed in traditional Islamic dress were seen paddling in the surf at Brighton beach today - a scene which was a far cry from the farcical situation unfolding in France

Women dressed in traditional Islamic dress were seen paddling in the surf at Brighton beach today - a scene which was a far cry from the farcical situation unfolding in France

Women dressed in traditional Islamic dress were seen paddling in the surf at Brighton beach today - a scene which was a far cry from the farcical situation unfolding in France

The group, made up of women and children, were seen paddling shin-deep in the water, making the most of what is expected to be the hottest day of the year.

But the happy scene was a far cry from the farcical situations seen across the Channel, where a woman was ordered to strip off by officers for wearing a Muslim-style garment which was not deemed as 'proper beach attire'.

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In the incident, which took place last week, four burly officers were seen standing over the middle-aged woman - identified only as Siam, a former air-hostess from Toulouse - while she was quietly sunbathing on the Promenade des Anglais beach in Nice.

Pointing a pepper spray canister in her face, they then ordered the 34-year-old to remove her religious garb, which is designed to protect women's modesty.  

The group, which was made up of women and children, were seen paddling shin-deep in the water, making the most of what is expected to be the hottest day of the year

The group, which was made up of women and children, were seen paddling shin-deep in the water, making the most of what is expected to be the hottest day of the year

The group, which was made up of women and children, were seen paddling shin-deep in the water, making the most of what is expected to be the hottest day of the year

The Muslim women made the most of the sun by paddling in the surf on the beach in the shadow of Brighton pier. In France they would risk a fine for dressing in this manner 

The Muslim women made the most of the sun by paddling in the surf on the beach in the shadow of Brighton pier. In France they would risk a fine for dressing in this manner 

The Muslim women made the most of the sun by paddling in the surf on the beach in the shadow of Brighton pier. In France they would risk a fine for dressing in this manner 

Officers then fined her 11 euros for breaching newly-introduced rules which outlaw swimming costumes that cover the entire body.

She was left humiliated, with her children bursting into tears as the police made her strip off. 

Astonishingly, Siam said police told her: 'If you turn your scarf into a headband and put it round your head you can stay on the beach.' 

Speaking after the incident, Siam said the 'racist' officers simply wanted to humiliate her in front of her children and other family members, even though she was not even wearing a burkini.  

Four French police approached a woman called Siam, who appears to be sleeping, on the Promenade des Anglais beach in Nice, southern France and ordered her to undress 

Four French police approached a woman called Siam, who appears to be sleeping, on the Promenade des Anglais beach in Nice, southern France and ordered her to undress 

Four French police approached a woman called Siam, who appears to be sleeping, on the Promenade des Anglais beach in Nice, southern France and ordered her to undress 

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