PC Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard | UK news

A police officer has pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard.

PC Wayne Couzens, 48, appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, when he accepted responsibility for the killing of the 33-year-old marketing executive.

Everard went missing as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, on 3 March. A major police investigation was launched and her body was found a week later in woodland in Kent.

The Metropolitan police officer was wearing khaki trousers and a grey sweatshirt as he appeared by video link from Belmarsh jail in south-east London.

He pleaded guilty to kidnapping Everard “unlawfully and by force or fraud” on 3 March. He also pleaded guilty to a second charge of rape between 2 March and 10 March.

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