UNDER fire police commissioner Philip Allott is to face more calls for his resignation.

Tonight's (Tuesday) full council meeting of Craven District Council will consider a motion from the leading Conservative group calling for the police, fire and crime commissioner to stand down because of comments he made following the rape and murder of Sarah Everard.

The council will also hear a separate call for his resignation from Green Party member Andy Brown.

The Skipton and Craven Conservative Association is also expected to hold an emergency meeting of its Executive to discuss Mr Allott's comments made during an interview with BBC Radio York in which he suggested women “need to be streetwise” about arrests.

Mr Allott was widely condemned for his comments suggesting Ms Everard “never should have submitted” to the arrest by killer Wayne Couzens.

Couzens, a Metropolitan Police officer, falsely arrested the 33-year-old in order to kidnap her before raping and murdering her. He was sentenced to a whole life order last month.

The North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime panel is due to meet on Thursday to discuss Mr Allott’s comments, for which he subsequently apologised.

Mr Allott took to Twitter to apologise for his 'insensitive comments' and to retract them in full. He later issued a fuller statement in which he said he had 'much to learn'.