Met Police officer who raped and murdered Sarah Everard sentenced

Met Police officer who kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard is to learn whether he will the spend rest of his life in jail: 웨인 쿠젠, 48, will today stand before a judge after horrific killing sparked world-wide outpouring of grief and fury

  • Marketing executive went missing walking home in London on March 3 from a friend’s house in Clapham
  • A police investigation was launched and her body was found a week later in woodland in Kent
  • Serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens was charged over her disappearance, death and kidnap
  • Earlier this year he admitted he had snatched her, raped her and murdered her in a depraved attack.
  • His sentencing at the Old Bailey today is expected to be attended by Ms Everard’s family and friends
  • A serving Met Police Service officer who kidnapped, raped and murdered marketing executive Sarah Everard will face justice today for his appalling crimes.

    Armed protection officer Wayne Couzens, 48, snatched marketing executive Ms Everard, 33, off the street as she walked home in Clapham, 사우스 런던, 3 월 저녁 3.

    Couzens – who has now been dismissed from the forcedrove her 50 miles away to Kent where he raped and murdered her.

    The sexual predator, who had clocked off from a 12-hour shift that morning targeted her after driving through the streets looking for a victim.

    He had early bought supplies for a sickening kill and kidnap kit from Amazon.

    A week after she disappeared, Ms Everard’s body was found in a woodland stream in Ashford, 켄트, just metres from land owned by Couzens.

    The firearms-trained parliamentary and diplomatic protection officer wiped his phone just minutes before he was arrested at his home in Deal, 켄트, 3 월 9.

    The killing prompted national outrage and sparked protests at the rate of violence against women.

    Police officer Wayne Couzens kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard in depraved crime after he had finished his shift

    Police officer Wayne Couzens kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard in depraved crime after he had finished his shift

    Ms Everard, 33, was snatched off the street as she walked home in Clapham, 사우스 런던, 3 월 저녁 3

    Ms Everard, 33, was snatched off the street as she walked home in Clapham, 사우스 런던, 3 월 저녁 3

    Ms Everard's death sparked an outpouring of grief, outrage and a series of protests at the rate of violence against women

    Ms Everard’s death sparked an outpouring of grief, outrage and a series of protests at the rate of violence against women

    7 월, Couzens pleaded guilty to Ms Everard’s murder, kidnap and rape by video link from jail.

    This morning he will come face-to-face with his victim’s family when he is brought into the dock of the Old Bailey for the start of his sentencing.

    Prosecutor Tom Little QC will open the case, revealing more information about how Ms Everard met her death and how police tracked down the culprit.

    Couzens’ lawyer Jim Sturman QC is then expected to offer mitigation on behalf of the defendant.

    Before handing down his sentence on Thursday, Lord Justice Fulford will consider a whole life order, which could mean Couzens may never be released from prison.

    Speaking outside the Old Bailey in July, Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick said she was “very sorry” for the loss, pain and suffering of the Everard family.

    CCTV footage of Sarah Everard captured earlier on the night she was kidnapped in March, sparking a nationwide hunt

    CCTV footage of Sarah Everard captured earlier on the night she was kidnapped in March, sparking a nationwide hunt

    A number of areas were searched in Clapham as police tried to look for missing Sarah before the hunt moved to Kent

    A number of areas were searched in Clapham as police tried to look for missing Sarah before the hunt moved to Kent

    Killer officer was accused of indecent exposure three days before he murdered Sarah

    The public reacted with horror when the Metropolitan Police announced that one of their own had been arrested over the death of Sarah Everard.

    웨인 쿠젠, who is married with children, was a highly trusted member of the force’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command.

    The armed unit is responsible for guarding the Parliamentary estate, including Downing Street and the Palace of Westminster, as well as embassies in London.

    The 48-year-old officer had been accused of indecent exposure in a branch of fast food restaurant McDonald’s three days before Miss Everard died, but was not arrested or taken off duty while the matter was investigated.

    A number of separate troubling incidents involving police officers have attracted public attention in recent months.

    6 월, West Mercia Pc Benjamin Monk was convicted of the manslaughter of former footballer Dalian Atkinson, having kicked the 48-year-old in the head twice after what the judge called an ‘excessive’ 33-second use of a Taser.

    4 월, former probationary Metropolitan Police officer Ben Hannam, 22, was found guilty of membership of banned right-wing extremist group National Action (NA) and jailed for four years.

    He had been with the London force for nearly two years before he was found on a leaked database of users of extreme right-wing forum Iron March and arrested last year.

    Hannam, who pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited image of a child, was also convicted of lying on his application and vetting forms to join the police and having two terror documents detailing knife combat and making explosive devices.

    3 월, ex-Pc Oliver Banfield, who served with West Midlands Police, was given a curfew and ordered to pay compensation and costs after admitting assault by beating.

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    그녀가 말했다: “All of us in the Met are sickened, angered and devastated by this man’s truly dreadful crimes. Everyone in policing feels betrayed.”

    The police watchdog has received a string of referrals relating to the Couzens case, 와 12 police officers being investigated.

    The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it was looking at whether the Met failed to investigate two allegations of indecent exposure relating to Couzens in February, just days before the killing.

    Kent Police are also being investigated over their response to a third allegation of indecent exposure dating back to 2015.

    The case has prompted renewed concern about police recruitment checks and why Couzens continued to hold a warrant card, despite the allegations of sexual offences.

    Scotland Yard has said there was no information available at the time that would have altered the vetting decision in his case.

    When the killer first appeared at Westminster MagistratesCourt on March 13, prosecutor Zoe Martin detailed how the investigation began the day after Ms Everard was last seen.

    ‘Sarah Everard saw a friend in the Clapham Junction area, 3 월 3 and bought a bottle of wine.

    ‘She left that address at about 9pm to come home. Her address was about two and half miles away and a 9.15pm she called her boyfriend for about 15 의사록.

    ‘That call finished at 9.28pm and there has been no further activity on her phone since then.

    ‘She was reported missing at 8.10pm on March 4 after she failed to meet her boyfriend as arranged.

    ‘Investigating officers became involved on Friday March 5. Sarah Everard was captured on CCTV at 9.15pm.

    ‘The next siting was at 9.28pm and again she was alone.

    ‘At 9.38pm a bus camera captures two figures standing by a White Vauxhall Astra. One of the figures had lighter clothing and the other darker clothing.

    ‘Another bus camera also capture the same vehicle. The registration of the vehicle was captured and the police tracked the vehicle using CCTV.

    The Vauxhall drove to Tilmanstone in Kent.

    ‘The white Vauxhall Astra is a hire car with Enterprise Car Hire in Dover. 의 위에 28 이월 2021 웨인 쿠젠 (WC) booked a hire car using his name, address and two different mobile numbers.

    ‘He paid a deposit using his bank card. WC collected the white Vauxhall Astra seen in the CCTV on Wednesday 3 행진 2021 ...에서 16.45 and returned it at approximately 08.30 의 위에 4 행진 2021.

    Sarah's family leave the Old Bailey after a previous hearing where Couzens made two guilty pleas. Her father Jeremy is seen on the left, with her sister Katie can be seen on the right.

    Sarah’s family leave the Old Bailey after a previous hearing where Couzens made two guilty pleas. Her father Jeremy is seen on the left, with her sister Katie can be seen on the right.

    There was a huge search for Sarah Everard after she went missing after visiting a friend before her remains were found in Kent

    There was a huge search for Sarah Everard after she went missing after visiting a friend before her remains were found in Kent

    Police today released this mugshot of murderer police officer Wayne Couzens after he admitted the offences early this year

    Police today released this mugshot of murderer police officer Wayne Couzens after he admitted the offences early this year

    The disappearance of Sarah Everard and Wayne Couzens’ 체포

    행진 3: Sarah disappeared after leaving a friend’s home in Clapham at around 9pm. 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..

    11.59오후: 납치 혐의로 켄트에서 체포 된 경찰관 Wayne Couzens.

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    ‘On investigating the telephone numbers given to Enterprise it is discovered that WC is a serving police officer; it is the same mobile number on his personal records at the MPS.

    ‘He is currently employed within the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Group and is a trained firearms officer.

    '의 위에 2 행진 2021 ...에서 19.00 he started work at his base in Lille Road, West Brompton and worked a 12-hour shift. He then began a period of leave and was not due back at work until Monday 8 행진.

    '의 위에 5 March he reported to work that he was suffering with stress. 의 위에 6 March he emailed his supervisor to say that he no longer wanted to carry a firearm. 의 위에 8 March he reported in sick.

    Couzens was arrested at his home in Deal on 9 March and interviewed but told investigators a pack of absurd lies.

    그녀는 덧붙였다: ‘He initially said he ‘did not know Sarah Everard ‘.

    ‘He then disclosed that he had financial difficulties and he and his family were being threatened by a gang of Eastern Europeans,’ 검사가 말했다.

    ‘He said that 2/3 weeks ago he had underpaid a prostitute (he usually meets them at Hotel Bursten or the Holiday Inn in Folkestone) and a gang with links to this prostitute told him that, as a consequence, he had to deliver them ‘another girl’.

    ‘They said that if he didn’t, they would harm his family. He also detailed that that the gang had been watching him at his house.

    ‘He said he kidnapped SE and drove her out of London. When he got between Ashford and Maidstone, he was flashed by a Mercedes Van with Romanian number plates.

    ‘He pulled into a layby and three Eastern European men got out of the van and took SE.

    ‘This was between 23.00 과 23.30 의 위에 3 행진 2021 and she was still alive and uninjured when he delivered her to the men.

    ‘He gave a description of the men and a rough indication of the location of the exchange.

    ‘Police established that WC and his wife purchased a small area of land in 2019.

    ‘The woodland is off Fridd Lane in Ashford. This together with the phone data which will be briefly summarised, led to the area being designated as a crime scene.

    ‘At about 16.45 의 위에 10 행진 2021 a body was discovered approximately 100 meters away from the area owned by WC. The body was in a large green buildersbag and deposited in a stream. As referred to, dental records have confirmed that this is the body of SE.

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