The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 20 October 2021.
The reports of this vile act are terrifying – and yet another example of the appalling violence faced by women and girls, day in day out.
This awful crime needs to be clamped down on without delay. That must involve bringing together the police, venues, universities and – crucially – listening to women who have been attacked. The Home Secretary should deliver action without delay, to help prevent this happening again, bring those responsible justice and ensure they face the full force of the law.