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Wayne Couzens will never be released from prison over kidnap, rape & murder of Sarah Everard

Former police officer Wayne Couzens has been sentenced to a whole life order for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard.

The decision means he will never be released from jail until the day he dies.

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Lord Justice Fulford handed down the most extreme sentence following a two-day hearing at the Old Bailey in London.

Fulford said the murder was “devastating and tragic” and carried out in “wholly brutal circumstances”.

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.

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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.

IMAGE – “Vigil for Sarah Everard in Sheffield” by Tim Dennell Licenced by CC BY 2.0

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