A Metropolitan Police Officer has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Sarah Everard in south London last week.
The 33-year-old marketing executive, went missing after leaving a friend’s house in Clapham at about 9pm on 3rd March.
Metropolitan Police said in a statement a serving Metropolitan Police officer had been arrested at an address in Kent in connection with Everard’s disappearance.
“He has been taken into custody at a London police station where he remains,” the statement said.
Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said, “The arrest this evening is a serious and significant development. We will continue to work with all speed on this investigation but the fact that the arrested man is a serving Metropolitan Police officer is both shocking and deeply disturbing.
“I understand there will be significant public concern but it is essential that the investigative team are given the time and space to continue their work.”