People Are Really Frustrated After This "Women Shouldn't Be Alone In Parks" Warning
The detective inspector made the comments after 17-year-old Masa Vukotic was stabbed to death in a Melbourne park.
Victoria's chief homicide detective has backtracked his controversial comments that women should not be alone in parks following the stabbing death of a teenager out for an evening walk.
Masa Vukotic, 17, went out for a walk in a local Melbourne park just before 7pm on Tuesday night. The schoolgirl was stabbed and later found dead by police officers.
According to The Age, Detective inspector Mick Hughes told ABC radio on Thursday morning, "we just need to be a little more careful".
"I suggest to people, particularly females, they shouldn't be alone in parks. Jog with a friend, make sure your family know your route, exercise in daylight if you can," he said.
We've never actually said that. We've said you need to be aware of your circumstances. We've encouraged people to walk together, females to walk together.But if you're by yourself you just need to be aware of your circumstances, take reasonable precautions. I think it's a travesty that we have to do that. We should be able to walk anywhere at any time but reality says we can't.