Met Police officer who kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard is to learn whether he will the spend rest of his life in jail: 韦恩·库恩斯（Wayne Couzens）, 48, will today stand before a judge after horrific killing sparked world-wide outpouring of grief and fury
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, 南伦敦, 三月的傍晚 3.
优惠券 – who has now been dismissed from the force – drove her 50 miles away to Kent where he raped and murdered her.
性掠夺者, 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.
她失踪一周后, Ms Everard’s body was found in a woodland stream in Ashford, 肯特郡, 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, 肯特郡, 在三月 9.
The killing prompted national outrage and sparked protests at the rate of violence against women.
Police officer Wayne Couzens kidnapped, 萨拉·埃弗拉德（Sarah Everard）下班后强奸并谋杀了他的堕落罪行
埃弗拉德女士, 33, was snatched off the street as she walked home in Clapham, 南伦敦, 三月的傍晚 3
Ms Everard’s death sparked an outpouring of grief, outrage and a series of protests at the rate of violence against women
在七月, 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, 引发一场全国性的狩猎
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.
韦恩·库恩斯（Wayne Couzens）, 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.
在六月, 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.
在四月份, 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.
三月, 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.
她说: “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, 与 12 police officers being investigated.
警察行为独立办公室 (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 Magistrates’ 三月法院 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, 在三月 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 分钟.
‘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. 在 28 二月 2021 韦恩·库恩斯（Wayne Couzens） (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 游行 2021 在 16.45 and returned it at approximately 08.30 上 4 游行 2021.
莎拉的家人在上次听证会后离开了老贝利，库岑斯两次认罪. 左边是她的父亲杰里米, 在右边可以看到她的妹妹凯蒂.
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
The disappearance of Sarah Everard and Wayne Couzens’ 逮捕
游行 3: Sarah disappeared after leaving a friend’s home in Clapham at around 9pm. 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.
‘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.
'在 2 游行 2021 在 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 游行.
'在 5 March he reported to work that he was suffering with stress. 在 6 March he emailed his supervisor to say that he no longer wanted to carry a firearm. 在 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.
她补充说: ‘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,’ said the prosecutor.
‘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 和 23.30 上 3 游行 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 上 10 游行 2021 a body was discovered approximately 100 meters away from the area owned by WC. The body was in a large green builders’ bag and deposited in a stream. As referred to, dental records have confirmed that this is the body of SE.’