Police and Crime Commissioner backs UK Government inquiry into Sarah Everard murder

5th October 2021

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, has welcomed the UK Government’s announcement that there will be a full public inquiry into the murder of Sarah Everard.

The two part inquiry will first examine the issues raised by Sarah’s murder, while the second stage could include wider issues across policing.

Jeff Cuthbert said: “I am pleased that the UK Government has reversed its earlier position and that there will now be a full inquiry into the tragic murder of Sarah Everard.

“It appears that warning signs were not acted upon and Sarah’s family, and the public, have a right to know the truth, and to be reassured that this will not happen again.

“The time has come for society to change and this tragic case must now be used as a springboard for a crucial conversation about how we stop all forms of violence against women and girls.”