Killer cop’s children played near spot Sarah Everard was dumped: How Wayne Couzens took ‘family trip’ to Kent woods where he burned victim’s body four days after kidnapping her off Clapham street
Callous Wayne Couzens took his wife and children to play at the woods where he had burned 사라 에버 라드‘s body two days earlier on a family trip out.
On the way there they had stopped at a service station where he had calmly bought a Lucozade after raping and murdering her.
Hours later his two children played happily in grass and overgrowth at Hoad Woods in Kent.
Just yards away was the lake where Couzens had dumped Ms Everard’s burned body in waste bags.
Prosecutor Tom Little QC told the quiet Old Bailey: ‘He allowed his children to play in relative close proximity to where Sarah Everard’s body had been dumped in a pond.
‘It follows that the defendant took his family on a family trip to the very woods where days earlier he had left Sarah Everard’s body, then returned to burn it and then returned again to move it and hide it.’
Earlier the court heard how Couzens had used Covid-19 lockdown regulations to kidnap Ms Everard in a ‘false arrest’ before raping her, strangling her and burning her body.
He used his Metropolitan Police-issue warrant card and handcuffs to snatch Ms Everard as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, 사우스 런던, 3 월 저녁 3.
The firearms officer, who had clocked off from a 12-hour shift at the American Embassy that morning, drove to a remote rural area north-west of Dover in Kent, where he parked up and raped Ms Everard.
The marketing executive, who lived in Brixton, 사우스 런던, was strangled by 2.30am the following morning.
Killer police officer Wayne Couzens, 48, hid Sarah’s body in Hoad Woods after murdering her
Marketing executive Sarah Everard, 28, was snatched off the street in Clapham by Couzens
Police searched waters and woodland to try and find clues and Sarah’s remains during probe
Married Couzens burned her body in a refrigerator in an area of woodland he owned in the woods, Ashford 근처, 켄트, before dumping the remains in a nearby pond.
He was arrested on March 9 after police trawled through some 1,800 hours of CCTV footage.
He has pleaded guilty to kidnap, rape and murder and faces a possible full life sentence when he is sentenced by Lord Justice Fulford at the Old Bailey on Thursday.
Couzens sat in the dock with his head bowed on Wednesday as prosecutor Tom Little QC opened the case in front of a packed courtroom, including Ms Everard’s family.
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, 그는 말했다.
‘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, 채가다, 강간, strangulation, fire,’ said Mr Little.
Police search woodland in Ashford near Kent (사진) 유골이 발견 된 곳
A Metropolitan Police van and a private ambulance at the scene of the woods near Ashford
Killer officer repeatedly exposed himself to women in lead-up to murder
As Couzens rose through police ranks, the first of a series of escalating incidents and clues began to emerge that would horrifically culminate in the murder of Sarah.
켄트 경찰 – with whom he volunteered from 2005 ...에 2009 – received a complaint a man had been spotted driving around Dover naked from the waist down.
No arrests were made and the fact it was suspected to be Couzens was kept secret until after his conviction when the Independent Office for Police Conduct revealed the crime.
The IOPC revealed the allegation as it confirmed Couzens was suspected of two other indecent exposures at a McDonalds, which were feared not to have been properly probed by the Met force days before he killed Sarah.
The court heard Ms Everard was described by a former long-term boyfriend as ‘extremely intelligent, savvy and streetwise’ 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’, 검사가 말했다.
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, 그는 계속했다.
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, 첨가: ‘His movements were consistent with the defendant looking for, or hunting, for a lone young female to kidnap and rape, which is precisely what he did.’
CCTV footage played in court shows Couzens raising his left arm, holding a warrant card, before handcuffing Ms Everard and putting her into the back of the car.
The hunt for evidence in Sandwich, 켄트, saw police at a number of key areas during search
There were two items taken away by forensic experts which appeared to be of interest
The bag containing various items were taken away from the scene in Sandwich, 켄트
A passing couple witnessed the kidnapping but mistook it for an arrest by an undercover officer, 법원은 들었다.
‘They were in fact witnessing the kidnapping of Sarah Everard,’ 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 affect 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.
‘Our thoughts are with Sarah’s family and her many friends. It is not possible for us to imagine what they are going through.
‘We recognise his actions raise many questions and concerns but we will not be commenting further until the hearing is complete
Sarah Everard의 실종과 무장 경찰관 Wayne Couzens의 체포
행진 3: 사라는 오후 9 시경 친구의 집 Clapham을 떠난 후 사라졌습니다.. 그녀는 친구의 뒷문에서 나와 전화로 남자 친구와 이야기합니다. 15 의사록.
행진 5: 사라의 가족은 그녀가 아직 집에 없다는 사실을 점점 더 걱정하게 된 후 사라진 포스터를 공유합니다., 실종자 자선 단체 링크를 통해 온라인으로 홍보.
행진 6: 만난 경찰, 항소 발표, Sarah가 Clapham Common을 걸어 간 것으로 생각되었다고, Brixton 집으로 향하고, 여행 50 의사록. 그녀가 집에 도착한 적이 있는지 확실하지 않다고합니다..
행진 7: 경찰은 에버 라드 양의 영상을 공개하고 그녀가 CCTV에서 마지막으로 목격되었을 때 툴스 힐을 향한 A205 Poynders Road에서 혼자 걷고 있다고 말했습니다., 경찰에 공개되지 않은.
행진 8: 전문 장교를 초안하고 120 대중의 전화가 들어오다. 호별 방문 작전에서 경찰이 말하는 것을 본다 750 가족들.
행진 9: Ms Everard 경로 및 인근 Oaklands Estate 근처 경찰 수색 정원.
경찰은 또한 Clapham Common의 연못을 수색하고 A205를 따라 배수합니다..
Poynders Road의 Poynders Court 주택 단지 주변의 Cordon, 현장에 법의학 책임자.
11.59오후: 납치 혐의로 켄트에서 체포 된 경찰관 Wayne Couzens. 30 대 여성이 가해자 지원 혐의로 체포.
이웃 사람들은 두 사람이 두 시간 전에 건물을 지켜보고있는 랜드 로버를 발견했다고 말했습니다. 20 장교들이 집을 급습.
행진 10: 전문 경찰 수색 팀이 켄트에 도착. 그들은 Couzens를 검색합니다.’ 집과 정원뿐만 아니라 약 2 분의 2 인 인근 Betteshanger 공원- 집과 애쉬 포드 근처의 그레이트 차트에 버려진 레저 단지에서 마일.
8오후: Dame Cressida Dick은 Ashford의 삼림 지대에서 인간의 유해가 발견되었음을 확인했습니다., 사라를 찾는 켄트. 유골이 실종 된 여성의 것인지 확인하지 못함.
행진 11: 10오전: 보리스 존슨 총리는 '사라 에버 라드 수사 진행 상황에 충격을 받고 매우 슬프다'고 말했다., '우리는이 끔찍한 범죄에 대한 모든 해답을 찾기 위해 빨리 노력해야합니다.'.
Priti Patel 내무 장관 추가: '모든 여성은 괴롭힘이나 폭력에 대한 두려움없이 우리 거리를 안전하게 걸어야합니다.. 사라와 그녀의 가족을 위해 생각하고기도하는이 몹시 슬프고 비극적 인 시간에.
4오후: 경찰은 나중에 용의자가 구금 중에 입은 두부 부상으로 병원에서 치료를 받았음을 확인했습니다., 경찰서로 돌아 가기 전에.
Ms Everard의 가족은 '우리 모두에게 빛나는 모범'으로 그녀에게 경의를 표하는 성명서를 발표했습니다., 그녀는 '우리 삶에 많은 기쁨을 가져다 주었다'고 덧붙였습니다..
Met는 용의자의 구금 연장이 치안 판사에 의해 승인되었음을 밝힙니다.’ 법정, 가해자를 도운 혐의로 체포 된 여성이 보석으로 석방되어 4 월 중순 데이트에 경찰서로 복귀.
6오후: 에버 라드의 철야 주최자들은 3 월에 계획된 행사를 허용하는 것에 대한 입장을 뒤집 었다고 주장한 후 Met에 대한 법적 조치를 모색하고 있다고 말했습니다. 13 계속하기 위해.
행진 12: Couzens 주변과 아래를 달리는 Dover의 White Cliffs에 새겨진 터널에서 검색이 증가합니다.’ former family garage.
팀은 Couzens에 남아 있습니다.’ 인간의 유해가 발견 된 딜과 애쉬 포드 근처의 삼림 지대.
2오후: Scotland Yard는 Kent 삼림 지대에서 발견 된 시체가 Sarah임을 확인했습니다.. 그녀의 가족은.
9오후: Wayne Couzens는 Miss Everard의 살인과 납치 혐의로 기소됩니다..
행진 13: 웨인 쿠젠, 48, appears at Westminster Magistrates Court for his first appearanceand is remanded in custody.
A vigil in memory of Miss Everard is held on Clapham Common sparking scenes that show police officers restraining women.
행진 14: A political storm starts brewing over the policing of the vigil in south west London, with some calling for the resignation of Metropolitan Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick
행진 15: Dame Cressida says she will not resign and is even more determined to lead the force. Police crews arrive in Sandwich, 켄트, and begin searching for evidence, including in the river.
행진 16: 웨인 쿠젠, 48, makes his first appearance at the Old Bailey in London over the kidnap and murder of Miss Everard. He is told he could face a four-week trial in October.
행진 17: Searches in Delf Stream in Sandwich, 켄트, continue for a third day as police divers scour the water for evidence including Miss Everard’s phone, which is still missing.