A vigil will be held in Twickenham for women who have been violently killed by men.

The Richmond branch of the Women’s Equality Party (WE) will meet on Thursday (September 2) at the Amelie Delegrange memorial bench in Twickenham Green.

The group will hold a short ceremony at 6pm to remember all women in the UK who have been killed by a man, or where a man is the primary suspect.

This year, the disappearance of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in south London has led to a discussion about violence by men against women.

Research from the Femicide Census calculates that across the UK, 1,425 women were killed by men in the 10 years to 2018.

This is around one killing every three days.

In a statement, WE Richmond campaigner Jill Lorimer, said:

"We believe this should be an issue to be tackled by the press and politicians every day and not just when they think it will make headlines or win votes."

The group will meet by the Amelie Delagrange memorial bench to show their support for the issue of violence against women.

22-year-old French student Amelie Delagrange was killed on Twickenham Green in 2004.

Amelie was found with severe head injuries near the cricket pitch on August 19, and was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

She had been on a night out with friends in a wine bar in Twickenham and was walking home after missing her stop on the bus.

Amelie was killed by 37-year-old bouncer Levi Bellfield, who was also charged with two attempted murders and the attempted abduction and false imprisonment of a fourth woman.

You can find out more about WE Richmond here: https://www.womensequality.org.uk/richmond