Sabina Nessa vigil: When should I light a candle for the school teacher?

THE alleged murder of Sabina Nessa has led to an outpouring of grief and campaigners have called for action to be taken to tackle violence against women.

A candlelight vigil has been organised to mark the death of the 28-year-old primary school teacher.

When is the vigil for Sabina Nessa?

Cops say Sabina was on her way to meet a friend at a pub when she was attacked.

Met detectives said Sabina left home on Astell Road in Greenwich, South East London, just before 8.30pm on Friday, September 17.

She is believed to have been making her way through Cator Park towards The Depot bar on Pegler Square, Kidbrooke Village, where she planned to meet a friend.

The journey should have taken her five minutes, but Sabina never arrived at the pub and is thought to have been murdered as she walked through the park.

A candlelight vigil has been organised by Reclaim These Streets at 7pm September 23 in Kidbrooke Village.

Those who attend are encouraged to bring their own candles to show their respects. 

Sabina's death has sparked outrage after she joined a growing list of women killed in public spaces in London in recent months.

Campaigners are now demanding action to tackle violence against women in the wake of the latest tragedy.

Our Streets Now said: "It’s why we don’t walk where we want, when we want.

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“It’s why we tense at the sound of a car pulling up, or of a man crossing the street towards us.

“It’s why one in five girls have avoided their place of education.

“Please, stop telling us we’re overreacting.

“Sabina Ness, Sarah Everard, Bibaa Henry, Nicole Smallman.

“And these are just the names that we remember.

“Male violence is killing us. It’s restricting our right to be free and equal citizens.

“We need change, now.”

Sisters Uncut, who defied a police banning order to hold a vigil for Sarah Everard, said they "refuse to be trapped in this cycle of grief".

The group added: "Sabina Nessa was walking home when she was killed and her body left in a public place.

“Sabina’s story is harrowing and heartbreaking, our love and rage goes out to her family and loved ones."

How can I pay tribute to Sabina Nessa?

Anyone can pay their respects to Sabina by joining the vigil at Peglar Square, in Kidbrooke.

Mourners have also left floral tributes near the scene, with one message reading “Never Forgotten Always And Forever With Us. 

“May the police bring you justice and may you be peacefully resting wherever you are. Guide us women who are left. Rest forever in peace.”

Another wrote: "beautiful and innocent life taken too soon. May your star shine bright evermore in the night sky."

Anyone who is unable to attend has been invited to light a candle on their doorstep.

What time should I light a candle for Sabina Nessa?

Organisers of the vigil have asked that anyone wanting to light a candle on their doorstep should do so at 7pm, the same time as the vigil.

A man, aged in his 40s, arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone who with information or who saw someone loitering or acting suspiciously has been asked to police on 101 quoting reference 5747/18.

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