Headlines and By-Lines (A Found Poem)

Using headlines and by-lines found on an internet search of newspaper stories on 1st October 2021 in response to the Police guidelines following the conviction of Sarah Everard’s killer.

People stopped by lone officer could
wave down a bus, says Met.
Minister speaks of devastating blow
as Scotland Yard suggests actions
to take if feeling unsafe.
Make tackling violence against women
a police priority, says victim’s tsar.
Vera Baird calls for greater resources
and urgency after sentencing
of Sarah Everard’s killer.
I feel like I am not safe with anyone:
locals speak out after Sarah Everard revelations.
Women interviewed on Poynders Road in Clapham
say the case has shattered their trust in police.
Sarah Everard: PSNI working violence against women strategy.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has said
it is working on its first violence against women
and girls (VAWG) strategy.
Women told to ring 999 or wave down a bus
if they have doubts about lone male officers.
Kit Malthouse, the policing minister, said
Wayne Couzen’s murder of Sarah Everard
had very profound implications for the Met.
Sarah Everard news – latest: Outrage at police
advice as ex-Met chief says Dick
must take responsibility.
Sarah Everard murder: Shout out to a passer-by
or wave a bus down – Met issues
guidance to those concerned by lone officers.
Sarah Everard was captured on a London bus’
CCTV talking to Wayne Couzens before he
handcuffed and falsely arrested her then put her
in his car before raping and murdering her.
GMP gives advice for women who are stopped
by a male officer after Sarah Everard murder.
Wayne Couzens has been jailed for life
for murdering Sarah Everard.
Give Me Strength – People are furious
with Met’s safety advice for women.
Met police say women should ask questions
and shout out to passer-by if they fear
for their safety when stopped by lone officer.
Authority also suggested asking to use their radio
to verify you are with a genuine officer.
After Sarah’s murder, I’ll never know whether
a policeman is there to help me or hurt me.
Women tell how Sarah Everard’s killing
has greatly affected their trust in the police
forces who are supposed to be keeping them safe.

~The H Word~

References: The Guardian [online] The Guardian [online] BBC News [online] Telegraph [online]   Independent [online] Sky News [online] Manchester Evening News [online] Yahoo News [online] My London News [online] I-News [online]

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