UK prime minister Rishi Sunak said, “My eldest is at the age where she is wanting to walk places by herself."

UK prime minister Rishi Sunak said that he fears for his daughter’s safety when out alone adding that men have often taken their own freedoms for granted.

As Rishi Sunak spoke candidly about his elder daughter Krishna he said that she desires for more independence but he was disturbed by a number of crimes in the UK

“My eldest is at the age where she is wanting to walk places by herself and that’s why we were not in that flat in Downing Street in that last term when I was chancellor.”

“It brings it home to you as a parent and again over the summer the awful things that we read about with the young girl Olivia, which we’ll all remember,” he said.

“I want to make sure that my kids and everyone else can walk around safely. That’s what any parent wants for their children … in the past I’ve taken [safety] for granted – and many of us as men have.

The events of the last year showed us that so many women and girls have not felt as safe as they should.

So tackling that and making it safer for people is something that’s just personally quite important to me," he added.

“I want to deliver for those people. Putting more police officers on the street to reduce neighbourhood crime is incredibly important to me," Rishi Sunak said.