After the disappearance of Sarah Everard a Met police officer has been arrested.
Metropolitan police officer arrested in missing Sarah Everard case: As Global247news reported yesterday, the search was continuing for the missing 33-year-old from Brixton. And now a serving Met officer was arrested yesterday at an address in Kent. A woman was also held on charges of assisting an offender. Both have been taken into custody. The force said that Sarah’s family are being kept up to date with events.
Nick Ephgrave, Assistant Commissioner, said. “The arrest this evening is a serious and significant development. We will continue to work with all speed on this investigation. However, the fact that the arrested man is a serving Metropolitan police officer is both shocking and deeply disturbing.
Also, I understand there will be significant public concern. But it is essential that the investigative team are given the time and space to continue their work.” DCI Katherine Goodwin, who is leading the investigation, said. “This is a significant development in our inquiry. This is a fast-moving investigation. And we are doing everything we can to find Sarah.
We have seen an overwhelming response from the public. And I repeat my request for anyone with information that may be relevant to come forward. No matter how insignificant it may seem.”
Previously, Sarah was last seen leaving a friend’s home in Clapham. To walk a 50 minute journey home to Brixton on 3rd March.
Earlier, Officers cordoned off a block of flats on Tuesday. It is not known if this is related to the case. The Poynders Court estate was shut off and police continued searching drains and covers in that area. Everard’s parents have traveled from York to help with the search.
Subsequently, Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin says the force is still “doing everything we can to find Sarah”.
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