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Doorstep vigil started by Bourne woman for Sarah Everard will show solidarity for all victims



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A national doorstep vigil set up by a Bourne woman is encouraging people to unite for Sarah Everard, who is believed to have been murdered, and give a voice to all victims.

At 6pm tomorrow (Saturday, March 13), people are invited to stand on their doorstep with a lighted candle to show solidarity to make the streets a safer place for women.

It comes after human remains found in woodland on Wednesday were confirmed today (Friday) to be those of Sarah Everard, 33, who went missing on her way home in London.

A doorstep vigil will be held on Saturday, March 13
A doorstep vigil will be held on Saturday, March 13

Aimee Tinkler, 34, a marketing manager, said: "The doorstep vigil originally started with just Bourne and has become the national one."

It started after a group of #Reclaim These Streets members came up with the idea of holding a doorstep vigil to coincide with the planned Clapham Common gathering on Saturday.

"Sarah did everything to stay safe. She phoned her boyfriend, wore colourful clothes and walked in a well-lit area but she was not safe," Aimee said.

Sarah Everard, whose remains were found in woodland on Wednesday
Sarah Everard, whose remains were found in woodland on Wednesday

"I had been following the initial posts when Sarah went missing. She is a friend of a friend. I saw it got bigger and bigger and then on the Wednesday I heard the news that a police officer had been arrested.

"It sparked sadness and anger and we want to make women's voices heard.

"We want as many people as possible to show support. We are all pulling towards a common goal. The hope is to keep the conversation going."

Women and men are invited to take part in the vigil.



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