The Reclaim the Streets protest in Hereford will be held both online and via socially distanced doorstep vigils across the county.

The original plan was for a protest in the city centre, to highlight the issue of women feeling threatened on the street of the United Kingdom. However, after listening to comments and Your Herefordshire informing the group that protests are currently against the law, the group has taken the decision to move the protest online to avoid the risk of large numbers gathering which could further the spread of COVID-19.

Amber Williams who’s one of the organisers said:

“We have decided to have two separate events. The first event being a Facebook Live event at 7pm on the 26th March, which will be available on the Hereford Progression Page, where women can come on the live and tell their stories and it will also be more of an open discussion.

“If anyone is interested in speaking please email The second event will be an event on Monday 29th March where you will stand in different areas/doorsteps around Hereford with your signs and masks. More information will be coming soon.”

The protests come as police continue to investigate the death of Sarah Everard.

This is the latest update from the Met Police:

A serving police constable has appeared in court for a second time after he was charged with the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard.

Wayne Couzens, 48 (20.12.72) appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 13 March.

Today he appeared via video link at the Central Criminal Court.

A provisional trial date has been set for 25 October. A pre-trial plea hearing has been scheduled for Friday, 9 July.

A woman, aged in her 30s, who was arrested at the same time as Couzens on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail to return to a police station on a date in mid-April.

Sarah’s family have been informed and specialist officers are in place to support the family and friends.

A post-mortem examination was held on Friday, 12 March at the William Harvey hospital in Ashford, Kent. The results were inconclusive.

The investigation continues and is being led by Specialist Crime Command detectives who are drawing on expertise and skills from hundreds of colleagues across the Met. They are also being supported by Kent Police.

In the interests of clarity about these exceptional events, we are releasing further details of Couzens’ employment with the Metropolitan Police Service.

Wayne Couzens joined the MPS on 10 September 2018. His first posting was to South Area where he joined a response team covering the Bromley area. He then moved to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command on 1 February 2020 where his primary role was on uniformed patrol duties of diplomatic premises, mainly a range of Embassies.