London Mayor Sadiq Khan was “not satisfied” with Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick’s explanation regarding the measures taken by Met Police during a vigil to honour Sarah Everard.
“I asked the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner to come into City Hall today to give me an explanation of yesterday’s events and the days leading up to them. I am not satisfied with the explanation they have provided,” said Mr Khan in a statement.
Khan said that the incident filmed and uploaded on social media was “completely unacceptable”.
“The scenes arising from the policing of the vigil for Sarah Everard held on Clapham Common last night were completely unacceptable. My thoughts remain with Sarah’s family at this awful time,” he added.
Mr Khan has called on Her Majesty’s Police Inspectorate to carry out a full independent inquiry into what happened last night and in the days before.
Meanwhile, Home Secretary Priti Patel has spoken with Dame Cressida on Sunday receiving a report on police handling of the vigil.
My full statement following my meeting with the Met Commissioner to discuss the policing of the vigil on Clapham Common last night: pic.twitter.com/lagvqVNSDf
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) March 14, 2021