A DOCUMENTARY about Bradford was pulled from Channel 4's schedules last night after police feared it could stoke community violence.
Edge Of The City claims to show how Asian men are grooming and targeting white girls as young as 11 for sex and drug abuse.
It follows the attempts of two mothers to track down the wealthy men who control their daughters by getting them hooked on drugs and pretending to be their boyfriends.
Police said airing the programme would risk inciting community disorder in the area.
Tensions are already high in the run-up to local and European Union elections, with the BNP putting up 10 candidates in the area.
The documentary makers spent a year in Bradford, the scene of race riots in 2001.
Channel 4 said the documentary, which focuses on the work of social services, would be broadcast later.
A spokeswoman said: "Channel 4 believes Edge Of The City is an important, well-resear- ched and produced documentary. It is in the public interest it is shown."
A police spokes- woman said officers saw the documentary on Wednesday.
She added: "We have made representations concerning the timing of this programme.
"Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn wrote to the chief executive of Channel 4, seeking his co-operation in rescheduling it."