A serving Met Police Officer abducted, raped and murdered a woman. He will now die in prison after yesterday’s court decision.
The Met Commissioner has acknowledged that trust has been damaged but this understates the need to undertake a colossal effort to ensure members of the public – and women serving in the Met – are better protected going forward. A culture change is needed in the force and in wider society to ensure misogyny is always called out for what it is: a hate crime. I have supported changing the law to this extent and have asked to meet the Commissioner to hear her plans to deliver change in the Met.
I send thoughts, prayers and condolences to Sarah’s family, but also recognise the test has been set for all men to better recognise the fear women live under daily and to do more to tackle the problem.