A NIGHT-TIME curfew banning men from the streets after 6pm should be considered in areas where women have been killed, according to an SNP MP.

Hannah Bardell, representative for Livingston and the SNP’s spokeswoman on international engagement, suggested the initiative following the death of Sarah Everard.

Everard, a marketing executive, disappeared while walking home from a friend’s house in South London at about 9pm on March 3.

Human remains were then found in a woodland area in Ashford, Kent, on March 10 which were later formally identified as Everard.

Yesterday, a Metropolitan police officer, Wayne Courzens, 48, appeared in court charged with her kidnap and murder.

The case prompted a national outcry amongst women who feel unsafe on the streets due to sexual harassment and violence.

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Bardell told the Sunday Times: “If the notion of a curfew on men because a very small few behave so badly is so abhorrent to you, stop for a second and think about all the times women have had their freedoms limited or been told to stay indoors because of a violent man.

“I don’t want anyone to have to stay inside because of the actions of a few — let’s not forget much of the violence against women occurs inside and at home — but we may well be at the stage where we need to discuss all the options, even the ones that sound a bit wacky.”

Bardell’s comments are distinctly similar to calls made in the 1980s following the murders of women in Yorkshire by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe.

The idea of a curfew was initially suggested by the Green Party peer Baroness Jones and sparked an outcry.

Jones later told Sky News: “I was just trying to highlight that when the police victim blame by asking women to stay home, we don’t react - we just think it’s normal.”

Last night hundreds of people paid tribute to Everard on Clapham Common, near her home.

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Scottish Tory MSP Annie Wells condemned male violence against women saying it is “still far too common”, yet she rejected the concept of a blanket curfew for men.

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Wells told the Sunday Times: “The tragic murder of Sarah Everard has caused understandable outrage across the UK and prompted a national conversation about these deep-rooted issues.

“Every single woman deserves to feel safe on our streets. Many of us are angry about aspects of society such as the sexualisation of young girls and the way in which women are often portrayed in films and TV.

“However, to propose that all men should be subject of a curfew is simplistic, divisive and misguided.

“No serious politician can sincerely propose that arbitrarily locking up half the population is sensible or realistic.”

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Reclaim these Streets had vigils planned for Edinburgh and Glasgow, however they were held online following an appeal from Health Secretary Jean Freeman for people to stay at home – in line with Covid-19 restrictions – and light candles or take action through social media.

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More than 1100 people engaged with the Edinburgh vigil.

Organisers of the Glasgow vigil encouraged people to tie a ribbon in four locations across the city, including Queen’s Park to commemorate Moira Jones who was abducted and murdered there in 2008.

Nicola Sturgeon was one of many who shared an image of a lit candle in her home to commemorate Everard.

She tweeted: "For Sarah, and all the others #ReclaimTheStreets".

The First Minister then tweeted: "Struck by this photo from the gates of Queens Park tonight. The park is in the heart of my constituency and I, too, think of Moira every time I walk through or around it. #ReclaimTheStreets"