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Met Police Acknowledge Trust Has Been Eroded Following Murder Of Sarah Everard By Former Officer

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Wayne Couzens was yesterday sentenced to a whole-life order

Britain's Policing Minister says it would be "perfectly reasonable" for anyone being approached by a lone officer to call 999 and seek reassurance, following the murder of Sarah Everard.

Former Metropolitan Officer, Wayne Couzens, was yesterday given a life sentence for murdering the 33-year-old.

The Metropolitan Police force has acknowledged trust has been eroded.

Commissioner of the Metropolitan police, Cressida Dick has apologised.

The force is now stopping single-person plain clothed patrols.

Policing Minister Kit Malthouse, says it's right for people to challenge officers who approach them on their own:

The organisation says those working undercover will now do so in pairs, and it urges anyone who has suspicions to "wave down a bus" or call 999 to check credentials.

Labour MP Yvette Cooper thinks there should be an independent public inquiry:

Here in Ireland, a rape survivor has said Irish judges should be able to order someone to spend the rest of their life behind bars.

The average time spent in jail under a life-sentence in Ireland is 18 years.

Irish Judges cannot direct that someone never be released.

Rape survivor Debbie Cole says that should be addressed:

 

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