PEOPLE in Stroud gathered to pay respects, in solidarity with hundreds of others around the country, for Sabina Nessa who was killed as she walked to a pub.

Those honouring the 28-year-old lit candles on the Sub Rooms' steps on Friday night.

Doina Cornell, leader of Stroud District Council, spoke at the vigil.

She said: "It’s just wrong we as women are still facing this violence and abuse today."

She added that locally people could make a difference by supporting the work of Stroud Beresford Group and GARAS.

A memorial tribute, including a photo of Sabina, flowers and messages from members of the public, has been left on the steps.

The primary school teacher was killed as she walked to a pub in south-east London on Friday, September 17.

Her body was found the following day.

She had been walking to meet a friend at a bar a journey which 'should have taken five minutes'.

Photos of memorial tribute by Simon Pizzey