Outrage as woman flashed by man on way home from Sarah Everard vigil 'is told by cops "we're too busy to respond"'

POLICE are investigating claims a woman allegedly flashed by a man near a vigil for tragic Sarah Everard was ignored by officers.

The 27-year-old, named as Georgina, said she told cops a man exposed himself to her as she walked home from the event in Clapham Common on Saturday.

But she claims the male officer told her: "No, we’ve had enough tonight with the rioters.”

Georgina told Lambeth Life a policewoman initially told her the incident would be checked out but a make officer "started moving the team" into a van.

The Met Police have confirmed they received a report of indecent exposure and said the response from officers at the scene would be "looked at".

Georgina said: ""I was just shocked to be told essentially to go away. Even if they said we’re not going to go into it but we’ll walk you, that would have been something." 

She has reported the officer's alleged conduct to the Met Police and a meeting has been arranged.

The woman added: "You shouldn’t be scared around the police – you should feel protected. That’s not what happened. That's a shame.

"What are they trained to do? What happened makes me feel really unsafe. I lived five minutes away – if they’d just said they’d walk me to a better lit area that would have been fine.

"It would be nice for the police to help.”

Georgina also claims she has previously been a victim of indecent exposure while on the common.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police received a report of indecent exposure that occurred in the vicinity of Clapham Common at approximately 20.00 hours on Saturday 13 of March.

“The complainant, a woman, reported that a man had exposed himself.

“An appointment has been made with the woman to progress this.

“We are aware of a report that she tried to report the incident at the time to officers in the area – this will be looked at.”

The claims come as cops were slammed for their handling of the vigil, which was held after Sarah Everard's tragic death.

Sarah, 33, was allegedly abducted and murdered by PC Wayne Couzens as she walked home from a friend's house in Clapham on March 3.

Thousands gathered at the common after her death sparked a social movement with women sharing their experiences of not feeling safe in London.

Police have been criticised after clashes erupted with mourners who came to pay their respects after an official Reclaim the Streets vigil was cancelled.

Met Commissioner Cressida Dick is facing growing calls to resign after being locked in crisis talks with Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Priti Patel, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

In a blistering attack, Mr Khan said he was “not satisfied with the explanation” he was given and ordered two separate investigations into the heavy handed tactics.

The Home Secretary has also asked the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Tom Winsor, to investigate.

Boris said Sarah's death must “unite us in determination” to end violence against women and girls.

The PM will today chair a meeting of the Crime and Justice Taskforce to look at ways to make Britain’s streets more safe.

Home secretary Priti Patel is expected to attend the meeting along with Dame Cressida Dick and Director of Public Prosecutions Max Hill.

The PM will use the meeting to discuss the government’s strategy on preventing violence against women, rape prosecutions and the criminal justice system.

Ahead of the meeting, he said: “Like everyone who saw it I was deeply concerned about the footage from Clapham Common on Saturday night.

“I have spoken with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner who has committed to reviewing how this was handled and the Home Secretary has also commissioned HM Inspectorate of Constabulary to conduct a lessons learned review into the policing of the event.”

Mr Johnson added: “The death of Sarah Everard must unite us in determination to drive out violence against women and girls and make every part of the criminal justice system work to protect and defend them.”

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