Woman ‘violently assaulted’ at Conservative Party conference in Manchester

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A woman has alleged that she was assaulted while attending a Conservative Party convention.

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Clementine Cowton, director of foreign affairs at Octopus Energy Group, told a fringe event in Manchester that Tory officers working with police had “been violently assaulted in the convention area by a man”.

“This behavior is completely unacceptable and the party has canceled the person’s pass and is working with the police,” a Tory party spokesman said.


According to many times, Ms Couton said she was at the Midland Hotel’s bar – one of the main venues at the Autumn gathering – when a drunk man, who she described in her 30s, took a seat vacated by her friend sat.

The male attendant reportedly made her so uncomfortable that he asked her “to leave politely” several times, before she finally took her phone and dropped it on the floor to turn it away from her.

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“He went to retrieve it and then he came back and attacked me,” Ms Couton said, describing the man as trying to punch him before being stopped by others at the bar. He said that due to the scuffle, his glass was broken.

Greater Manchester Police said officers “responded to an incident at the Midland Hotel at approximately 12:30 this morning (Monday 4 October) to reports of an attack on a 33-year-old woman”.

The force said “officers arrived quickly, there were no reports of anyone being injured, and no arrests were made, although one person would have been identified if he had been removed for the remainder of the Conservative Party convention.” ,” said the force.

“Our investigation into what happened is on. GMP is here to protect. Women’s safety is a top priority, and we continue to take it incredibly seriously.”

The Tory party said it had contacted Ms. Couton to offer support.

Speaking on a panel organized by orthodox house On Monday on the website about accelerating efforts to prevent climate breakdown, Ms Couton began by addressing the incident.

“Sorry for dumping this on everyone else,” she said. “It was a little surprising, but I just want to take this opportunity to say that women are often unsafe in places where other people feel safe, and it is really important that we as a society do this more Start taking it more seriously, and start with the police.”

It comes as the government and police face questions over the safety of women in society following the rape and murder of Sarah Everard at the hands of a serving officer, and she visits a bar in south-east London after the murder of Sabina Nessa. .

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