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Martin Hewitt responds to sentencing of Sarah Everard's murderer

30 Sep 2021

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Martin Hewitt, has responded to today's whole-life sentence given to Sarah Everard's murderer.

National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair Martin Hewitt said:

"The sentencing of Sarah Everard's murderer cannot remove the pain and suffering of her family or loved ones. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are firstly with them.

"Policing has been rocked by this tragedy and the thought that a serving officer abused his position and turned against everything we are here to do is truly sickening. This man has betrayed everything we stand for and deeply shaken public trust.

"With the Met Police and across policing, we must rebuild that trust and do all we can to make our streets safe for women and girls.”