Boris tells women to flag down a bus
Boris Johnson has backed Metropolitan Police advice for women to flag down a passing bus if they are stopped by an officer they do not trust. The advice issued in the wake of the Sarah Everard murder also included suggestions to shout, knock on doors or call 999, measures which were put to the Prime Minister by the BBC’s Andrew Marr. The Prime Minister said:
If you are suspicious about the way in which you are being treated by a police officer and you are worried for some reason, then clearly you should seek help in the way you have described.
My view is that the police do – overwhelmingly – a wonderful job and what I want is the public, and women in particular, girls and young women, women of all ages, to trust the police.
They are overwhelmingly trustworthy.