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 莎拉·埃弗拉德（Sarah Everard）‘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, 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 remote rural area north-west of Dover in Kent, where he parked up and raped Ms Everard.
The marketing executive, who lived in Brixton, 南伦敦, 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, near Ashford, 肯特郡, 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, 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.
Police search woodland in Ashford near Kent (图为) where human remains were found
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.
肯特警察 – with whom he volunteered from 2005 至 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, 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, 加: ‘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, 肯特郡, 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, 肯特郡
A passing couple witnessed the kidnapping but mistook it for an arrest by an undercover officer, 法院听到.
‘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
萨拉·埃弗拉德（Sarah Everard）的失踪和武装警察Wayne Couzens被捕
游行 3: 莎拉（Sarah）在晚上9点左右离开朋友家克拉普姆（Clapham）后消失了. 她离开了朋友的后门，并在电话中与男朋友通话， 15 分钟.
游行 5: 莎拉（Sarah）的家人越来越担心她仍然不在家后，分享她失踪的海报, 通过与失踪人员慈善组织的链接在网上传播这个词.
游行 6: 遇见警察释放上诉, 说莎拉被认为已经走过克拉珀姆公园（Clapham Common）, 前往布里克斯顿的家, 的旅程 50 分钟. 他们说不确定她是否曾经回家.
游行 7: 警方发布了埃弗拉德女士的镜头，并说当她最后一次在中央电视台露面时，她正独自走在Poynders Road的A205通往塔尔斯山（Tulse Hill）的路上, 还没有释放给警察.
游行 8: 起草了专业官员并 120 公众来电. 上门操作看到警察讲话 750 家庭.
游行 9: 警方搜寻埃弗拉德女士路线附近的花园和附近的奥克兰庄园.
11.59下午: 大都会警察韦恩·库森斯因涉嫌绑架在肯特被捕. 一名30多岁的妇女因涉嫌协助罪犯而被捕.
邻居们说，他们发现一辆路虎，其中有两名男子在周围大约两个小时前观察着该物业。 20 官员突袭了这所房子.
游行 10: 特种警察搜查队抵达肯特. 他们搜寻Couzens’ 住宅和花园以及附近的Betteshanger公园，大约两个半- 距离房子仅数英里之遥，以及位于阿什福德附近的Great Chart中一个废弃的休闲中心.
8下午: 克雷西达·迪克夫人（Dame Cressida Dick）确认在阿什福德的林地中发现了人类遗体, 肯特（Kent）寻找莎拉（Sarah）. 她无法确认这些遗骸是否属于失踪的妇女.
游行 11: 10上午: 总理鲍里斯·约翰逊（Boris Johnson）表示，他对“莎拉·埃弗拉德（Sarah Everard）调查的事态发展感到震惊和深感难过”, 加上“我们必须快速工作，以找到所有解决这一恐怖罪行的答案”.
内政大臣Priti Patel添加了: ‘每个女人在街上行走时都应该感到安全，不必担心受到骚扰或暴力. 在这个我们为萨拉和她的家人祈祷的深深悲伤和悲惨的时刻.
4下午: 警方随后证实嫌疑人因在羁押期间头部受伤而在医院接受治疗, 在返回警察局之前.
大都会会议揭示了嫌疑人的拘留延长是由地方法官批准的’ 法庭, 该名涉嫌协助罪犯而被捕的妇女于四月中旬被保释，并返回警察局。.
6下午: 埃弗拉德（Everard）女士的守夜组织者表示，他们在要求大都会（Met）改变其原定于3月举行的活动的立场后，正在寻求针对大都会的法律诉讼 13 继续.
游行 12: 在刻在Couzens周围和下方的Dover白色悬崖上雕刻的隧道中，搜寻量增加了’ former family garage.
2下午: 苏格兰场确认在肯特林地发现的尸体是莎拉. 她的家人已被告知.
9下午: 韦恩·库曾斯（Wayne Couzens）被控谋杀和绑架埃弗拉德小姐.
游行 13: 韦恩·库恩斯（Wayne Couzens）, 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.
游行 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
游行 15: Dame Cressida says she will not resign and is even more determined to lead the force. Police crews arrive in Sandwich, 肯特郡, and begin searching for evidence, including in the river.
游行 16: 韦恩·库恩斯（Wayne Couzens）, 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.
游行 17: Searches in Delf Stream in Sandwich, 肯特郡, continue for a third day as police divers scour the water for evidence including Miss Everard’s phone, which is still missing.