Susanna Reid was overcome with emotion as she delivered a piece and interview about Sarah Everard’s vigil on Thursday morning.
The Good Morning Britain host, 52, struggled to maintain her cool throughout the programme as she described her disbelief at what occurred to Everard in March 2021.
Susanna and her co-host Ben Shephard were speaking with two ladies who had attended the vigil and had been compensated by the Met Police during a segment of the breakfast programme.
Patsy Stevenson and Dania Al-Obeid, two of the individuals detained at the Clapham Common vigil, were going on the show to relate their stories after images emerged of police dragging women to the ground and handcuffing them.
In the aftermath of Everard’s murder by Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens, the event was meant to be a peaceful ceremony and a chance to pay tribute.
Susanna found it difficult to hold back emotions as she spoke about the event live on television, as she witnessed the women grow upset as they related their experiences.
She said: ‘It’s emotional even talking about it isn’t it actually? If a woman who’s walking alone – I mean it’s very close to where I live, where Sarah Everard was snatched – brutally murdered by a Metropolitan Police officer.
‘Women come out, go to the common where she just walked past and protest about the way she was treated, and women were treated, and you get treated like that at that event.
‘It’s absolutely shocking what happened.’
Susanna then went on to read a statement offered by a Met Police spokesperson and read: ‘The actions of individual officers were found by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies to have been appropriate.
‘They acted in good faith, interpreting complex and changing legislation in very challenging circumstances in a way that was entirely consistent with their colleagues working across London at the time.
‘A protracted legal dispute is not in the interests of any party, least of all the complainants who we recognise have already experienced significant distress as a result of this incident.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV1 and ITVX.
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