A Met Police officer is due to appear in court today. Charged with Sarah Everard’s murder.
Officer to appear in court today charged with murdering Sarah Everard: The serving officer, Wayne Couzens, was charged on Friday evening. Sarah, 33, went missing on the 3rd March while walking home from a friend’s house. He is due to appear this morning at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Couzens had to be admitted to hospital for a second time on Friday due to a head injury.
He was later discharged and returned to the police station he was being held at. Both head injuries were sustained while he was alone in a cell it is reported. Confirming the charge in a statement on Friday Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said. “I would like at this stage to pay tribute to Sarah’s family for their fortitude. And their forbearance through what can only have been the most intensely difficult few days.
Our thoughts remain with them as this matter progresses.” Speaking about Couzen’s second head injury a spokesman said he was being monitored by officers when the injury occurred.
The spokesman said. “The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment to a head injury. Sustained while in custody in a cell on Friday.
He was being monitored by officers and received immediate first aid. He was discharged the same day and returned to custody.” Commissioner Nick Ephgrave commented at the time of his arrest that the fact he was a serving officer “is both shocking and deeply disturbing”.
Scotland Yard confirmed yesterday that human remains found in a wood on Wednesday were those of Sarah. Police said a woman in her 30s, who was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender, had been released on bail to return to a police station on a date in mid-April.
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