Sarah Everard vigil organiser says Met chief should not resign

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Campaign group member is joined by policing minister in rejecting calls for Cressida Dick to stand down

One of the organisers of a vigil for Sarah Everard has said Cressida Dick should not resign, as the policing minister also rejected calls for the Met police commissioner to stand down, despite public anger at officers’ conduct on Saturday.

Dick’s position seemed to be in jeopardy after she was was publicly rebuked by the home secretary, Priti Patel, and the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for providing an unsatisfactory explanation as to why police broke up Saturday’s vigil for Everard in Clapham Common, south London.

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