Statement from Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE

North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn CBE: “We share in the country’s grief, shock and anger at the death of Sarah Everard and we send our deepest sympathies to her loved ones.


“Women and girls should be able to walk the streets safely and without fear, yet too many people have experienced some sort of harassment and there is no justification. It does not matter what someone is wearing, where someone is going or at what time – violence against women is wholly unacceptable and we will continue to work with the police in North Tyneside to keep our communities safe.


“I know this has caused great sadness throughout the country, including in North Tyneside, and our residents have joined in with the lighting of candles on their doorsteps and in windows in tribute to Sarah.”