WOMEN in Worcester will be walking through the city tonight to "reclaim the streets".

The walk, organised by Reclaim the Night Worcester, was inspired by the murder of Sarah Everard earlier this year.

The walk will start near the bus station in Angel Place at around 7.30 and will end back at the Boston Tea Party in nearby Broad Street.

A number of groups will be in attendance including the Worcester Trades Union Council and anyone is allowed to attend, including men and boys.

A Reclaim the Night statement said: "If lighting a candle for Sarah Everard didn’t feel enough, join us as we walk through the streets of Worcester.

"We’ll be reclaiming space for women and girls.

"After the procession, we’ll be warming up with a cuppa at the Boston Tea Party and listening to speakers."

The walk has been arranged by Reclaim the Night Worcester and the Women's Equality Party Worcestershire branch.

Its aim is to raise awareness and demand change over the root causes of violence against women.

The first walk of its type was held back in the 70s when women in Yorkshire raised awareness of the "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe and demanded more safety.

Since Miss Everard's death, events have been held around the country to demand better safety for women.

Organisers say the event is open for all and also includes the struggles faced by the trans and non-binary communities.

For more information about the march, go to worcstransformed.co.uk/2021/11/25/reclaim-the-night-walk-in-worcester-tonight/