PC Wayne Couzens, 48, guilty of kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard


BREAKING: PC Wayne Couzens, 48, pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard as court hears serving Met Officer ‘accepts responsibility for her killing’ but is not asked to enter a plea

  • Marketing executive went missing as she walked home in London on March 3
  • Police investigation launched and body found a week later in woodland in Kent
  • Serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens charged with her kidnap and murder

Pc Wayne Couzens, 48, has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard.

The court heard Couzens accepted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard but was not asked to enter a plea to a charge of murder.

Last week a post-mortem found Sarah died from compression of the neck.

The 33-year-old marketing executive went missing as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, South London, on March 3.

Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, went missing as she walked home from a friend's house in Clapham, South London, on March 3

Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, went missing as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, South London, on March 3

Serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens (above), 48, from Deal, Kent, had been charged with the kidnap and murder of Miss Everard.

Serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens (above), 48, from Deal, Kent, had been charged with the kidnap and murder of Miss Everard.

Serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens (above), 48, from Deal, Kent, had been charged with the kidnap and murder of Miss Everard.

A major Metropolitan Police investigation was launched and her body was found a week later in woodland in Kent.

The post-mortem was held at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

A police spokesman said on June 1: ‘A post-mortem examination into the death of Sarah Everard held at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford has given cause of death as compression of the neck.’

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