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Former GMP chief constable Sir Peter Fahy criticises 'rushed' Covid legislation in fallout over Sarah Everard vigil

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direct to your inboxSir Peter Fahy, the former chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, criticised 'rushed legislation' over demonstrations and said officers where 'hugely frustrated' after criticism of the handling of a vigil held in London to commemorate Sarah Everard.

Officers clashed with crowds gathered on Clapham Common on Saturday to remember the 33-year-old marketing executive.One woman could be seen being shoved in the back by two officers after being lifted from her knees.Reclaim These Streets had organised the vigil before being forced to cancel following consultation with the Metropolitan Police, which said it would be in breach of coronavirus rules.Sir Peter, speaking with the BBC on Monday, called on the Home Office to.

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