Doncaster shoe protest to remember Sarah Everard and Amy-Leanne Stringfellow

A protest is to be held in Doncaster later this month to remember Sarah Everard and Amy Leanne Stringfellow after their deaths.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 9:43 am

People are being asked to leave shoes bearing the names of the pair outside Doncaster courts to demonstrate how the pair were failed by the justice system.

Amy-Leanne was brutally murdered at a house in Balby last summer by Terence Papworth who later killed himself in jail before he could be put on trial over the killing.

Meanwhile, a serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with kidnap and murder after Sarah went missing while walking home from a friend's house on 3 March.

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Amy Leanne Stringfellow and Sarah Everard.

Her body was later found in woodland in Kent and since then, there have been growing calls for more measures to be introduced to protect women on the streets.

Now Doncaster Women’s Lives Matter are asking people to lay shoes outside the courts on College Road between 1pm and 6pm on March 28 to remember the pair.

A spokesman said: “Our thoughts are with Amy-Leanne's family at this time. She was horrifically let down by the police and courts.

“We intend to place shoes in remembrance of Amy-Leanne and all women who were failed by criminal justice system. This will not be a gathering, this is something people can do privately at any time that day on their daily walk.

“We wish we could do more, but as a campaign against domestic violence in Doncaster we cannot let the news of this horrific injustice pass without doing anything.”

People are also urged to lay flowers and posters saying ‘Not One Woman More.’