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Wayne Couzens lodges appeal against whole-life sentence for Sarah Everard murder

Former police officer Wayne Couzens has lodged an appeal against a whole-life sentence that he was handed for the abduction, rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard.

Sentenced back in September, the Metropolitan Police firearms officer used his warrant card and handcuffs to commit a false arrest of the 33-year-old marketing executive, using Covid-19 lockdown restrictions as a reason for the arrest.


It’s understood that Couzens had been planning the attack for at least one month before abducting Everard as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London on the 3rd of March.

The 48-year-old’s whole-life sentence is the first to be imposed for a single murder of an adult that wasn’t committed in the course of a terror attack.

Upon sentencing, Justice Fulford stated that the case in which a serving officer abused his position was so exceptional that it warranted a whole-life sentence, meaning Couzens will never be freed.


According to an official from the Court of Appeal, an application in relation to appealing against Couzens’ life sentence has been lodged.

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


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