Minister resists calls for Met chief to resign over policing of Sarah Everard vigilMarch 14, 2021
Home Office’s Victoria Atkins says force should be held to account but avoids calling for Cressida Dick to quit
- Met police under pressure over handling of Clapham event – live
A Home Office minister has resisted immediate calls for the head of the Metropolitan police to resign over the handling of a vigil for Sarah Everard, urging people to wait for “explanations” from Scotland Yard for officers’ behaviour.
Victoria Atkins said images of police arresting women who paid tribute to the 33-year-old in Clapham, south London, on Saturday evening were “very upsetting”.