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The Leader podcast| Sarah Everard Vigil: How it turned to violence


Evening Standard crime correspondent Anthony France takes us through the events that turned a peaceful vigil on Clapham Common into a violent protest with four arrests.

Could Scotland Yard have done more to ensure the event took place as planned in the first place, and why did officers apparently switch strategies as evening fell and some of those still there became more angry?

He also discusses the future of Met Commissioner Cressida Dick, who is under pressure to resign over what happened with politicians like the Lib-Dem’s Sir Ed Davey saying she should quit.

But Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel are giving her their full backing, and she insists she’s the right woman to lead the force as London, and the UK, tries to reckon with violence against women.

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