The First Minister made a statement after it was reported that he was considering moving after Sarah Everard’s disappearance

Wales “is not even considering” introducing a curfew for men in Wales, said the First Minister

Mark Drakeford issued a statement rejecting reports he was considering protecting women following Sarah Everard’s disappearance

A body hidden in the woods in Kent was identified as that of 33-year-old Sarah Everard, police confirmed on Friday afternoon. She was last seen walking home from a friend in London

In an interview with the BBC, Mr Drakeford was asked if he would consider a curfew to protect women

He replied, “It wouldn’t be high on the list of things we would consider as it would be a temporary intervention at best”

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After further pressuring, he added, “If there was a crisis and you had to take dramatic action to overcome this crisis, you would of course be willing to consider any action that would cause a crisis would cause”Difference

“But the curfew you described can only ever be a temporary answer, so it’s not high on our list. There are other things we can and should do

“People need to be safe and feel safe and that is absolutely the kind of society we want to create here in Wales”

After critics accused him of considering curfew, he issued a statement emphatically denying that it was on the cards

He wrote: “We are NOT introducing – or even considering – a male curfew in Wales This is misleading and deliberately overlooks the real problem

“It is a sad distraction when proper discussion is needed about the safety of women and why a woman is killed by a man every three days in the UK”

Almost one in three women aged 16 to 59 will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and two women per week are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales

An acting metropolitan police officer was arrested at an address in Kent in connection with Ms. Everard’s disappearance

Thousands of posts by women on social media have shown that walking safety concerns are widespread, even near the place where women live

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