Boris Johnson has criticized police for failing to take violence against women seriously, as the Met police chief faces calls for his resignation in the wake of the Sarah Awards murder.
The Prime Minister said that it was right for the people to feel that the police were thwarting the women and girls who had been subjected to violence and sexual abuse.
Sarah, 33, was abducted, raped and brutally murdered by Cold-blood policeman Van Cousins, 48, who was locked in a cage for life in Old Bailey on Thursday.
Although Mr Johnson said there were many “excellent police officers” in the country, he acknowledged that there was a problem with the treatment of police women.
He told TimesWhat is undoubtedly growing is the number of women’s complaints that are not being taken seriously.
“What is undoubtedly declining is the number of successful rape cases.
“People know it. They can feel it. They know something is wrong with the system.”
Dame Cressda Dick’s job now hangs in the balance as the Met Police Commissioner faces calls to resign after the military’s “confidence” in the public is “broken.”
On Thursday, he told Sarah’s family “I’m so sorry” and said Cousins had brought “embarrassment” to the whole of Scotland Yard.
Mr Johnson said he had spoken to Dick, 60, in recent days about how to escalate rape cases and secure further sentences.
“But there is another problem, partly due to the failure of the criminal justice system,” he said. [cases].
“Is the police taking this issue very seriously? It’s disturbing. I think people think they are not and they are not wrong.”
He added: “Do I really believe that the police are on our side? Yes, they are. Can you trust the police? Yes you can.
“But there’s a problem with how we handle sexual violence, domestic violence, sensitivity, diligence, time, delay, confusion about your cell phone. That’s what we need to fix.”
Mr Johnson said many women had given up trying to get justice because of the “lack of victims”.
She said: “Far from it, many women are basically losing their lives to this system, waiting for their grievances to be taken seriously, waiting for their case to be heard, and nothing more. Is happening
“You see a lack of prey, you see people giving up, it’s very sad for them. It’s disturbing.
Is the police taking this issue seriously? It’s outrageous. I think people think they are not and they are not wrong.
“The police realize when they catch someone they are not getting through the system fast enough. Sadly, this could be one of the reasons why they are reporting victims. Why aren’t they helping enough and we need to fix it. “
But the Prime Minister stood in the midst of his growing calls to stand with the 60-year-old Dick.
She said: “I have known her for a long time and have worked with her in many positions. I think she understands how much work we all have to do to make sure that women Feel more confident about your complaints. Take the police. “
A chief constable told the Times that the Cousins case was a “Doctor Shipman for Policing” – referring to the GP Herald Shipman who killed 250 people – and called for a significant change in the police force.
Home Secretary Preeti Patel, meanwhile, called Sarah’s murder a “complete scandal” for Matt and called for an immediate change in the way women deal with violence.
Echoing Mr Johnson’s comments, he said police should take the harassment and harassment of women more seriously and “raise the bar”.
“I would ask all women to speak out on these issues,” she said. Telegraph.
“It is true that this happens. There is something wrong with society if people think it is okay to abuse women verbally, physically and on the street and to do such things.
“This is a very clear message to the police to increase the bar. Treat everyone fairly. Make sure people are treated with dignity, respect and seriousness when it comes to reporting crimes or concerns.” “
The call for an immediate change of heart comes after the deaths of Sarah and Sabina Nisa, both of whom were on their way home in London when they were attacked and killed.
Evil Cousins snatched Sarah off the road as she walked home from a friend’s house in Cliffham Common, Southwest London, on March 3.
Shocking CCTV captured the moment he put the 33-year-old in his car when he arrested him after claiming he had broken the Cowboys rules.
Police then took Sarah to Kent, 50 miles from London, where she raped and strangled him with her police belt.
Sentencing Kozine to life in prison, the judge said: “Sarah Euward was suffering from a strange condition that resulted in her death and disposal of her body. She was just walking home.”
Sabina, 28, was allegedly killed with a 2-foot-long weapon, a court heard.
Kosi Salmaj, a 36-year-old former Domino delivery driver, is accused of “violently” attacking Sabina as she walked through a park in Kidbrook, south-east London.
Old Bailey was told the young woman was struck with a 2-foot-long weapon before being knocked unconscious in the park.
Sabina, a one-year class teacher at Rush Green Primary School in Ketford, was found covered with leaves near a community center five minutes from her home.
An autopsy has not yet confirmed the exact cause of death, but the attack is said to have involved “extreme violence.”
Prosecutor Allison Morgan QC told the court it was a “planned and predatory” alien attack and there was no suggestion that the defendant knew his victim.
How you can get help
The following is the advice for women victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone close.
- Contact charities for help, including services such as the Women’s Aid Live Chat Helpline and Support Line.
- Call 999 if you are in danger.
- Familiarize yourself with the silent solution, report abuse without talking on the phone, dial “55” instead.
- Always keep some money with you, including pay phone or bus fare changes.
- If you suspect that your partner is about to attack you, try to move to a lower-risk area of the home – for example, where there is a way out and access to the telephone.
- Avoid kitchens and garages where there is a possibility of knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you may be trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you may be confined to a closet or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, the support line is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open on weekdays and weekends during crises. [email protected].
Provides support for women. Live chat service – Available daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You can also call the free 24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.