UK Eyes ‘Walk Me Home’ Phone-Tracker to Protect Lone Women

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Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel speaks during a media briefing connected  the COVID-19 pandemic successful  Downing Street, London, Jan. 21, 2021. (Matt Dunham, pool/AP Photo)

Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel speaks during a media briefing connected the COVID-19 pandemic successful Downing Street, London, Jan. 21, 2021. (Matt Dunham, pool/AP Photo)

LONDON—A apical British authorities authoritative is backing a telephone company’s connection for a caller tracking work to assistance support women walking alone, an thought pitched amid ongoing outrage implicit the slayings of 2 young women who were targeted adjacent their homes successful London.

The main enforcement of Britain’s biggest telephone company, BT, projected the “walk maine home” work successful a missive to Home Secretary Priti Patel. Once a pistillate activated an app connected her phone, the work would way her travel and nonstop an alert to her exigency contacts if she didn’t scope her destination connected time, Philip Jansen said successful the letter.

The U.K. Home Office confirmed Patel had received the missive and would respond successful “due course.” Patel was much supportive successful comments to the Daily Mail.

“This caller telephone enactment is precisely the benignant of innovative strategy which would beryllium bully to get going arsenic soon arsenic we can,’’ the paper quoted her arsenic saying. “I’m present looking astatine it with my squad and liaising with BT.”

The “walk maine home’’ work could beryllium up and moving by Christmas, the Mail reported.

The work would complement Britain’s existing nationwide exigency number, Jansen said. BT has tally Britain’s 999 exigency fig for 84 years and is presently upgrading the system.

In March, Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old selling executive, was abducted, raped, and killed by a serving constabulary serviceman who was convicted of execution and different charges this period and sentenced to beingness successful situation without the anticipation of parole.

Primary schoolhouse teacher Sabina Nessa, 28, was killed six months aboriginal arsenic she walked done a parkland successful southbound London connected her mode to conscionable a friend.

“I americium not a politician, I can’t alteration society, but if I tin usage innovative exertion to amended idiosyncratic safety, past I americium determined to bash so,” Jansen said.

The Epoch Times unit contributed to this report. 

The Associated Press

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