Sarah Everard disappearance prompts call for 6pm curfew for men

A colleague of the Greens has called for a curfew for men at 6 p.m. after the disappearance of Sarah Everard in London.

Baroness Jones said women would feel “much safer” if men had to return to their homes at 6 p.m. every night.

Sarah Everard disappeared after walking home from a friend in Clapham on March 3rd.

Police have found a body looking for the 33-year-old, although no formal identification has yet been made.

During a domestic violence debate, Baroness Jones said in the House of Lords: “The week Sarah Everard was kidnapped and believed to be killed – because remains were found in a Kent wooded area – I claim that on the next opportunity for an appropriate bill, I could table an amendment to put a curfew for men on the street after 6 p.m.

“I think this would make women a lot safer and it would reduce all kinds of discrimination.”

An acting metropolitan police officer who is a member of the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command is questioned on suspicion of the murder of Ms. Everard.

Police said the 40-year-old officer was arrested on Tuesday evening on suspicion of kidnapping before being further arrested the next day on suspicion of murder and a separate charge of indecent exposure.

A woman in her thirties was arrested on suspicion of assisting a perpetrator.

Boris Johnson said he was “shocked and deeply saddened” when human remains were discovered when police raided a wooded area in Ashford, Kent.


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