Woman pinned to ground at Clapham vigil says policing was 'disgraceful'


Image of Patsy Stevenson’s arrest at vigil for Sarah Everard is something the Met ‘will have to explain’

One striking image has come to symbolise the horrifying turn of events at the vigil on London’s Clapham Common on Saturday in memory of Sarah Everard: a young woman pinned to the floor by two male police officers, hands held behind her back, eyes wide in defiance.

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Patsy Stevenson, whose photo was shared thousands of times on social media and on newspaper front pages, spoke on Sunday to condemn the policing of the vigil the previous day as “disgraceful”.

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