14 Oct 2021

Police commissioner resigns after Sarah Everard comments backlash

North of England Correspondent

The North Yorkshire police and crime commissioner has resigned after suggesting that the murdered woman Sarah Everard should have been more “streetwise” about police powers.

Philip Allott, who was elected to the post earlier this year, had already apologised after an outcry over his comments, but had refused to step down despite a vote of no confidence this morning.

But hours later he said he had realised that restoring confidence would be “almost impossible”.