Sarah Everard: Met commissioner under fire over policing of vigil

Cressida Dick faces cross-party outrage while vigil organisers say force failed to work with them

The Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, was under mounting pressure last night after widespread criticism of her force’s handling of a London vigil in memory of Sarah Everard.

Priti Patel, the home secretary, and Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, both said they had demanded an explanation from the Met, amid accusations that officers had grabbed women during clashes with the crowd and mismanaged the largely peaceful vigil in Clapham, south London.

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