The suspected kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard has sent shockwaves throughout the country and fuelled demands for change in tackling violence against women. A vigil to mourn the 33-year-old on Clapham Common close to where she was last seen was marred by clashes and condemnation of the police response , with images of women being restrained on the ground and handcuffed. With demands for Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to quit, Home Secretary Priti Patel is seeking a full report on events, having described the footage as “upsetting”. A special all-female edition of Sky News’ Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme featured six high-profile women discussing the actions of officers and the issues raised by Ms Everard’s killing. Home Office minister Victoria Atkins Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Minister: Clapham Common clashes ‘very upsetting’ She said: “Through the day we saw many people come to that particular part of Clapham Common, to pay their respects, to lay a flower around the bandstand and of course the majority of them had a peaceful experience. “Now the scenes that we have seen later on in the day and the evening are very upsetting. “I take it very… Read full this story
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