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'Ridiculous' Former police chief slams Ben Shephard's call for Cressida Dick to stand down

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“But this is a really complex unprecedented situation of a pandemic – pandemic legislation cuts across the basic human rights and people are feeling – obviously – very emotional about that but then getting involved in a protest which then breaches those regulations.

“And as I say, there is an argument they [the Metropolitan police officers] should’ve just completely stood back and ignored the breaking of the law, but then other people would’ve criticised that and say ‘you intervened in other places, why didn’t you intervene here?’” Peter remarked. 

It comes after the police have been criticised for the way they handled Sarah Everard’s vigil on Saturday. 

Thousands of people gathered over a period of time to lay flowers and light a candle on the bandstand in Clapham Common, South London. 

And one arrest, Patsy Stevenson who was on GMB yesterday to talk about the incident, made headlines. 



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