Sarah Everard: PC Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to murder
Met Police officer Wayne Couzens has pleaded guilty to murdering Sarah Everard.
Sarah, 33, vanished after walking home from a friend’s house in south London, on 3 March. She was reported missing the following day and her body was found a week later in woodland near Ashford, Kent.
PC Wayne Couzens, 48, previously pleaded guilty to kidnap and rape and accepted responsibility for Ms Everard’s death.
It can now be reported Cozens hired a Vauxhall Astra and bought a roll of self-adhesive film days before the murder.
Sarah was seen on a camera attached to a marked police car walking alone at 21:32.
Just three minutes later, a bus camera appeared to capture the moment she was intercepted by Couzens.
Two figures could be seen standing by the hire car, which was parked on the pavement with its hazard lights flashing.
After abducting Sarah Everard, Couzens drove out of London, arriving in the area of Tilmanstone, near Deal, at 01:00.
Investigators tracked the route of the car using CCTV cameras and identified the driver as a serving officer through the car hire firm.
Wayne Couzens had used his personal details and bank card to book the vehicle, he picked up the Vauxhall Astra on the afternoon of the abduction and returned it the next morning.
PC Wayne Couzens told a pack of lies when he was arrested over Sarah Everard murder. He claimed he had given her alive and well to a gang of eastern Europeans to cover his debt for using prostitutes.
— Fiona Hamilton (@Fhamiltontimes) July 9, 2021
In the days that followed, Couzens reported he was suffering from stress and no longer wanted to carry a firearm, according to a case summary.
On 8 March, the day he was due on duty, he reported in sick.
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