Police ‘should tell men to stay indoors’ when a killer is on run in local area: Victims commissioner says ‘very little has changed’ since women were told to keep off streets when the Yorkshire Ripper prowled North in 70s and 80s
Men could be asked by police to stay off their local streets if a murderer is on the loose, le vittime’ Commissioner for England and Wales has suggested.
Dame Vera Baird QC said there was a ‘real vacuum of police action in the fight against violence against women’ following the murder of Sabina Nessa, 28.
Primary school teacher Miss Nessa was killed in a park in Kidbrooke, Sud-est Londra, a settembre 17 and her body was found covered in leaves the next day.
Dame Vera has been critical of the police response following the murder and spoke about it during a fringe event at the Partito laburista conference in Brighton on Sunday.
She said the Reclaim The Streets movement started in the 1970s at the time of the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, when women rejected advice to stay indoors.
Former Labour MP Dame Vera Baird QC is the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales
Primary school teacher Sabina Nessa, 36, was killed in a park in Kidbrooke, Londra sud-est, a settembre 17 and her body was found covered in leaves the next day
Secondo I tempi, Dame Vera said: ‘If you remember that Reclaim the Streets started when the Yorkshire Ripper was at large in the late Seventies…
‘The point of that was because the police told women in the North to keep off the streets to be safe from him – quando, ovviamente, we thought they should have been telling men to keep off the streets so what he was doing might be a bit more visible.
Dame Vera said the Reclaim The Streets movement started at the time of the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, negli anni '70
‘It strikes me that very little has changed.’
The killing of Miss Nessa has triggered an outpouring of anger and grief as MPs and campaigners have demanded that the streets be made safer for women.
Pizza delivery driver Koci Selamaj will appear in court today accused of murdering her 200 yards from her home, after he was charged last night.
Dame Vera attended a vigil to Miss Nessa in Wood Green on Friday night.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Saturday, the former Labour MP said there needs to be more onus on police to protect the public than on women to take precautions.
Lei disse: "Apparentemente la polizia ha lanciato allarmi di stupro alle donne e ha distribuito volantini che dicevano come stare al sicuro in un luogo pubblico.
'È meno, non è vero, sul dare alle donne volantini su come tenersi al sicuro in luoghi pericolosi e altro sulla polizia che rende le strade sicure per le donne?’
The thirteen victims of Peter Sutcliffe. Top row (da sinistra a destra) Wilma McCann, Emily Jackson, Irene Richardson, Patricia Atkinson, Jayne McDonald and Jean Jordan. Bottom row: Yvonne Pearson, Helen Rytka, Vera Millward, Josephine Whitaker, Barbara Leach and Jacqueline Hill
Centinaia di persone in lutto, including Miss Nessa’s sister Jebina Yasmin Islam, attended an emotional candlelit vigil last Friday at Pegler Square in Kidbrooke, Londra sud-est
Dame Vera has been critical of the police response following the murder and spoke about it during a fringe event at the Labour Party conference in Brighton on Sunday (nella foto)
Quando le è stato detto che doveva esserci un cambiamento nella società insieme all'intervento della polizia, Dame Vera ha risposto: "Certamente non è solo un lavoro per la polizia, ma", Guarda, la polizia ha un ruolo molto importante qui.’
Sarah Everard, 33, was kidnapped and murdered by a police officer in March
Lei ha aggiunto: ‘Tre quarti delle donne over 16 sono stati molestati in un luogo pubblico e non si sentono al sicuro. They need to know that the police understand that and will use all the powers they have got to keep the streets safe.’
Centinaia di persone in lutto, including Miss Nessa’s sister Jebina Yasmin Islam, attended an emotional candlelit vigil last Friday at Pegler Square in Kidbrooke.
A separate rally earlier in the evening at East London Mosque heard powerful testimony from other members of Miss Nessa’s family.
The murder has reignited concerns about women’s safety after Sarah Everard, 33, was kidnapped and murdered by police officer Wayne Couzens in South London in March.
It has also prompted more discussion about the fatal stabbing of sisters Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, in a park in Wembley, North West London, last June.