New 888 phone service to protect women walking hom

2022-04-05
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New 888 phone service to protect women walking home 'backed by home secretary' - Today News Post Today News || UK News

A phone service to help protect women as they walk home is reportedly being backed by Home Secretary Priti Patel.

The proposed service would allow people to use an app or dial/text 888 to trigger GPS tracking.

It would give an expected journey time, with automatic alerts sent to emergency contacts such as friends and family if the person fails to reach home by the given time.

33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard was murdered by former police officer Wayne Couzens
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The idea for the service comes after the killings of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa (top)

The idea is being pioneered by BT chief executive Philip Jansen after he said he was filled with “outrage and disgust” at the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa.

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