Sutton joined councils across the capital to mark the memory of Sarah Everard yesterday evening.

Sutton Council lit up their flagpole orange to honour Ms Everards memory as they addressed women's safety.

Ms Everard was abducted while on her way home in Clapham on Wednesday, March 3. Police officer Wayne Couzens was charged with her murder after a week-long search.

Sarah's murder caused heartbreak across the UK and sparked conversation far and wide about women's safety concerns following her death.

In response, Sutton Council has announced that they will be working with Sutton Women's Centre to "drive change in the borough."

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Councillor Ruth Dombey issued a statement on Wednesday, March 19.

“The murder of Sarah Everard has brought home for many of us how vulnerable women and girls can feel on our streets," she said.

"I would like to express my deepest sympathies for Sarah’s family. No women should feel unsafe in Sutton, whether that is while walking in the borough, or in their own homes.

"Over the last week, I have spoken to many organisations and many residents in the borough to listen to the concerns Sutton’s women and girls have."

She added: "Violence against women is, sadly, not new, but something which crosses generations.

"In the last few days we have all heard countless stories of harassment and violence against women as many step forward to share their experiences.

"Having open and frank conversations is important, but we need to ensure that we learn from those conversations and use that learning to make a real difference.

"At Sutton Council, we are committed to working closely with residents and organisations to ensure that women’s safety is seen as the responsibility of all residents.

"We are determined that women and men alike should feel safe in the borough and live free from harassment, intimidation or violence. We must all work together to keep Sutton safe.”