Sarah Everard: Commissioner Philip Allott resigns

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Image caption, The Police, Fire and Crime sheet had urged him to see his position

A constabulary brag whose comments astir the Sarah Everard lawsuit sparked outrage has resigned hours aft a no-confidence vote.

Philip Allott said helium would "do the decent thing" and permission his station arsenic North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

It followed a unanimous ballot passed by the county's Police, Fire and Crime panel.

Members had urged him to measurement down aft an outcry implicit his remarks.

Mr Allott has faced waves of disapproval since helium told BBC Radio York that women should beryllium much "streetwise" during an interrogation astir Ms Everard's murder.

In an unfastened letter, helium said helium had spent the past 2 weeks trying "to rebuild spot and assurance successful my enactment arsenic commissioner".

He said helium apologised "unreservedly" for his remarks, which did not bespeak his views.

"I misspoke and I americium devastated astatine the effect that this has had connected victims of transgression and the groups that enactment them," helium said.

"I person tried to accidental this again and again but I recognise that what I person said has not ever been heard arsenic I intended."

The missive volition beryllium submitted to officials, kicking disconnected the process of installing a impermanent replacement for Mr Allott.

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