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Sarah Everard vigil report: Anger at Met Police’s two page snub


The Met Commissioner’s position looked safe for the time being when a senior Downing Street source told the Standard that Boris Johnson had “full confidence” in her and the Policing Minister, Kit Malthouse, hailed her “an officer of superlative achievement”.

A snap opinion poll revealed two-to-one support for Dame Cressida to keep her job. YouGov found 47 per cent felt she should not resign while 23 per cent said she should go. Among women the divide was 43 to 20, with 37 per cent don’t knows.

This included 7,172 rapes – up from 6,547 in the 12-month period to March 2017 that overlaps with Sadiq Khan’s first year as mayor – and 10,861 other sexual offences, down from 11,257 over the same period.

But only one in 20 rape allegations in London leads to a suspect being charged, according to the Met’s own figures.

The Standard has learned that an unpublished Metropolitan Police report into Saturday night’s events is being described as “defiant and defensive” in tone.

It is understood to have presented an account in which elements of the crowd were to blame for the widely-condemned scenes because they turned hostile in the evening after a peaceful day.


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