The Police Officer who raped and murdered Sarah Everard falsely arrested her, accusing her of breaking Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, prior to her killing.
48-year-old Wayne Couzens used his handcuffs and warrant card to falsely arrest Sarah Everard as she walked home from visiting a friend in South London on March 3rd of this year.
Couzens had clocked off from a 12-hour shift that morning.
He then went on to rape and strangle the 33-year-old marketing executive, before setting fire to her body.
One week after she disappeared, Everard’s remains were found in a woodland stream in Kent, beside land owned by Couzens.
The former police officer pleaded guilty to the murder, kidnap and rape of Everard and appeared in court at the Old Bailey this morning for the start of his sentencing.
IMAGE – “Vigil for Sarah Everard in Sheffield” by Tim Dennell Licenced by CC BY 2.0