Shopping in Tesco and B&Q for his kidnap, rape and kill kit: Footage shows Wayne Couzens buy rubble bags, hairbands and a jerry can he used in sickening murder of Sarah Everard
韦恩·库恩斯（Wayne Couzens）, 48, used his Metropolitan Police-issue warrant card and handcuffs to snatch Ms Everard as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, 南 伦敦, 三月的傍晚 3.
The firearms officer, who had clocked off from a 12-hour shift at the American embassy that morning, drove to a secluded rural area near Dover in Kent, where he raped Ms Everard.
In disturbing footage, released by the Met Police today, Couzens is seen on March 3, the night of Ms Everard’s disappearance, 在 乐购 Superstore in Kensington, 西伦敦, at 8pm.
He buys a pack of 14 hair bands, which were said to be a ‘significant’ purchase and part of his plans.
Couzens had strangled marketing executive Ms Everard, who lived in Brixton, 南伦敦, with his police belt at or before 2.30am the following morning.
在三月 5, at 11.05am, Couzens is seen buying a petrol canister and filling it up at a BP forecourt in Whitfield, Dover.
Three hours later, CCTV shows him wearing a pale blue face mask while shopping at a B&Q hardware shop in Dover, where he buys two green rubble bags for £9.94.
Ms Everard’s mother Susan said at the Old Bailey today that Couzens ‘treated my daughter as if she was nothing and disposed of her as if she was rubbish’.
她补充说: ‘When Sarah’s burnt remains were found, we spent two terrible days waiting for tests to show how she had died, fearing she had been set alight before she was dead – the thought was appalling.
‘Burning her body was the final insult, it meant we could never again see her sweet face and never say goodbye.’
在三月 6 Couzens ordered a tarpaulin and a bungee cargo net on Amazon, which were shipped to him on March 7.
He then calls in sick on March 8, when he was due to return to work.
在三月 9 his phone is wiped of all data at 7.11pm, less than an hour before he is arrested at his home in Deal, 肯特郡, at 7.50pm.
第二天, Ms Everard’s body was discovered in a wooded area of Ashford, 肯特郡, 周围 100 metres from land owned by Couzens.
在三月 5, at 11.05am, Couzens is seen buying a petrol canister and filling it up at a BP forecourt in Whitfield, Dover
Three hours later, CCTV shows him wearing a pale blue face mask while shopping at a B&Q hardware shop in Dover, where he buys two green rubble bags for £9.94
韦恩·库恩斯（Wayne Couzens） (剩下, 身着制服，警察腰带盘旋; 和正确的, 在法庭草图中) 被绑架, raped and murdered Sarah Everard in depraved crimes after he had finished his shift
In disturbing footage, released by the Met Police today, Couzens is seen on March 3, the night of Ms Everard’s disappearance, at a Tesco Superstore in Kensington, 西伦敦, at 8pm
She was later formally identified by dental records.
在星期三, Ms Everard’s parents and sister condemned her killer as he sat quaking in the dock with his head bowed at the start of his sentencing at the Old Bailey.
Her father Jeremy Everard demanded the killer look at him as he said: “我永远无法原谅你所做的一切, for taking Sarah away from us.’
‘Take off your mask and look at me: Sarah’s father Jeremy says the murder is ‘in my mind all the time’
杰里米·埃弗拉德, father of Sarah Everard
莎拉·埃弗拉德（Sarah Everard）, 14th June 1987 到三月 2021
Sarah’s father Jeremy Everard
‘The impact of what you have done will never end. The horrendous murder of my daughter, 莎拉, is in my mind all the time and will be for the rest of my life.
‘A father wants to look after his children and fix everything and you have deliberately and with pre- meditation stopped my ability to do that.
‘Sarah was handcuffed and unable to defend herself. This preys on my mind all the time. I can never forgive you for what you have done, 把莎拉从我们身边带走.
“你烧了我们女儿的尸体 – 你进一步折磨我们 – so that we could not see her again. We did not know whether you had burnt her alive or dead. You stopped us seeing Sarah for one last time and stopped me from giving my daughter one last kiss goodbye.
‘Her body fell apart when she was moved. Her brain and neck bones were removed for months by the pathologist and her body was difficult to preserve so we had to use the services of a specialist embalmer to enable a dignified burial.
‘All my family want is Sarah back with us. No punishment that you receive will ever compare to the pain and torture that you have inflicted on us.
“你谋杀了我们的女儿，永远伤了她母亲的心, 父亲, 哥哥, 妹妹, 家人和她的朋友.
‘Sarah had so much to look forward to and because of YOU this is now gone forever. She was saving to buy a house and looking forward to marriage and children. We were looking forward to having grandchildren. We loved being a part of Sarah’s world and expected her to have a full and happy life. The closest we can get to her now is to visit her grave every day.’
Susan Everard said she was ‘incandescent with rage’ at what he had done, saying he disposed of her daughter ‘as if she was rubbish’.
Sister Katie Everard wept as she said: ‘My only hope is that she was in a state of shock and that she wasn’t aware of the disgusting things being done to her by a monster. When you forced yourself upon her and raped her.’
Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick also attended court to hear how one of her own officers had abused his position and used his warrant card to kidnap Ms Everard ‘by fraud’ before detaining her ‘by force’.
Prosecutor Tom Little QC suggested the case was so exceptional and unprecedented that it could warrant a whole life order, meaning Couzens would die in jail.
Opening the facts of the case, he said Ms Everard’s disappearance was one of the most widely publicised missing person investigations the country has ever seen.
After her body was discovered a week later, it became summarised on social media by the hashtag ‘she was just walking home’, which did not completely describe what had happened, 他说.
‘Whilst it is impossible to summarise what the defendant did to Sarah Everard in just five words, if it had to be done then it would be more appropriate to do so as deception, 绑架, 强奸, 勒死, fire,’ said Mr Little.
The court heard Ms Everard was described by a former long-term boyfriend as ‘extremely intelligent, 精明和街头’ and ‘not a gullible person’.
He said he could not envisage her getting into a car with someone she did not know ‘unless by force or manipulation’, said the prosecutor.
Couzens had worked on uniformed Covid patrols in late January to enforce coronavirus regulations, so would have known what language to use to those who may have breached them, 他继续.
He is thought to have been wearing his police belt with handcuffs and a rectangular black pouch, similar to a pepper spray holder, when he kidnapped Ms Everard as she walked home.
‘The fact she had been to a friend’s house for dinner at the height of the early 2021 lockdown made her more vulnerable to and more likely to submit to an accusation that she had acted in breach of the Covid regulations in some way,’ said Mr Little.
The court heard how Couzens had booked a hire car before going out ‘hunting’ for a lone young female to kidnap and rape.
Chilling CCTV footage played in court showed Couzens raising his left arm, holding a warrant card, before handcuffing Ms Everard and putting her into the back of the car.
A passing couple witnessed the kidnapping but mistook it for an arrest by an undercover officer, 法院听到.
Mr Little said: ‘She was detained by fraud. The defendant using his warrant card and handcuffs as well as his other police issue equipment to effect a false arrest.’
Couzens worked for the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command after joining the Met in 2018, having transferred from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.
He was sacked by the force after entering guilty pleas.
Scotland Yard said in a statement ahead of the sentencing hearing: ‘We are sickened, angered and devastated by this man’s crimes which betray everything we stand for.’
Lord Justice Fulford adjourned the case until Thursday when he will hand down his sentence.