What happened at the Sarah Everard vigil


The Home Affairs select committee today heard evidence on the policing of the vigil for Sarah Everard on Clapham Common earlier this month.

Griff Ferris, a legal observer for Black Protest Legal Support, described police acting “aggressively” towards those there, saying they were “pushing through the crowd”.

Labour MP for Streatham Bell Ribeiro-Addy criticised the decision from Scotland Yard to pursue a more aggressive approach, saying it had caused a “rift” in the community and left the local police to “deal with the fallout” from the events.