British police admit to kidnapping and raping Sarah Everard
A British police officer admitted to kidnapping and raping a woman walking home in South London, and found her body in the woods a week later.
According to media reports, a court in Old Bailey in London learned on Tuesday that 48-year-old Wayne Cousins ??also admitted to being responsible for Sarah Everard’s death, but he was not asked to plead the murder charge because The medical report is still being processed.
Everard’s family sat in court to witness the defendant’s defense.
A medical report on the Metropolitan Police who emerged from Belmarsh Prison via a video link is being prepared. The judge’s further hearing will be held on July 9.
Everard, the 33-year-old marketing executive, disappeared on March 3 when he walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London. The police launched a major investigation, and a week later, her body was found in a woodland in south London. Located in Kent, more than 80 kilometers southeast of London.
Everard’s disappearance and killing caused strong protests from the international community. Women shared their experiences of being threatened or attacked — or just faced fear of violence while walking alone every day.
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This outcry was evident on March 14 during an unauthorized night vigil in a park in south London that was banned due to coronavirus restrictions. During the rally, the Metropolitan Police grabbed several women and put them in handcuffs to pull them away. Bystanders screamed and shouted. The police’s actions were widely condemned.
The Metropolitan Police Force expressed shock and fear at the murder of Evlad. Couzens joined its ranks in 2018 and recently served in the Parliament and Diplomatic Protection Command, an armed force responsible for defending the capital and the parliament embassy.