Police Boss Who Told Women To Be 'Streetwise' Becomes First Public Figure To Resign Over Sarah Everard

  A senior police boss has resigned weeks after urging women to be “streetwise” – making him the first senior figure to publicly step down in connection to the Sarah Everard case. North Yorkshire police commissioner Philip Allott stunned people when he told BBC Yorkshire on October 1: “So women, first of all, need to be streetwise about when they can be arrested and when they can’t.” He added that Sarah Everard , who was put under false arrest, raped and murdered by athen-serving police officer, should “never have been arrested and submitted to that”. He resigned on Thursday after a vote of no confidence in his leadership from the Police and Crime Panel. His statement read: “I apologise unreservedly for my remarks. They do not reflect my views. I misspoke and I am devastated at the effect that this has had on victims of crime and the groups that support them.” Allott added that it was clear the task of regaining the public’s “trust” was going to be “exceptionally difficult, if possibl .. Full story on huffingtonpost.co.uk 

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