Boris Johnson 'deeply concerned' by Sarah Everard vigil

Boris Johnson said he was “deeply concerned” about the footage of police officers clashing with protesters in Clampham Common on Saturday night.

The Prime Minister will chair a meeting of the Crime and Justice Task Force tomorrow (Monday 15 March), which is expected to be held, according to Dame Cressida Dick, City Police Commissioner the mirror.

He said the death of 33-year-old Sarah Everard must “unite” us to “drive out violence against women and girls.”

The Prime Minister said before the meeting: “Like everyone who has seen it, I was deeply concerned about the footage of Clapham Common on Saturday night.

“I spoke to the City Police Commissioner, who committed to reviewing how it was handled, and the Home Secretary also instructed the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary to review what was learned from overseeing the event.

“Tomorrow I will chair a meeting of the government’s crime and justice task force to see what further action we need to take to protect women and keep our streets safe.

“The death of Sarah Everard must unite us in a determination to stamp out violence against women and girls and to bring every part of the criminal justice system to protect and defend them.”

The meeting comes amid growing calls for the resignation of Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, who has stated she will not leave and is now “more determined” to lead the force.

The Metropolitan Police were heavily criticized for their tactics during the Sarah Everard vigil in Clapham Common on Saturday.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, attended the vigil during the day – when Cressida Dick told Dick it was still lawful as people didn’t gather.

On Sky News, she said, “Six hours from yesterday has been really quiet and peaceful. Very few police officers around, respectful, people who lay flowers, don’t congregate, and a non-breaking vigil.

“Unfortunately we later had a really large crowd gathering, a lot of speeches, and as far as I can see my team was right to believe that this is now an illegal gathering that poses a significant risk to the health of the population according to the regulations Represents people. “

Police officers were filmed setting women to the ground and dragging them from a bandstand where countless tributes had been left to Sarah.

Wayne Couzens, the metropolitan police officer charged with the kidnapping and murder of Ms. Everard, is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

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