Met deputy says he ‘can’t apologise’ for officers over Sarah Everard vigil

Sir Stephen House says officers were ‘doing their duty as they saw it’ and he will not second-guess them

The deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan police has said he “can’t apologise for my officers” over their handling of the Sarah Everard vigil in south London last weekend.

Speaking to the London assembly’s police and crime committee on Wednesday, Sir Stephen House said he “understood that their actions have upset people” but he would not cast judgment.

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