08 Jun Sarah Everard: Former police officer Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of 33-year-old | UK News
Former Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens has admitted to the kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard at the Old Bailey.
Sarah, 33, vanished while walking home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, in March.
Couzens, 48, appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday morning when he entered the guilty pleas.
He also admitted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard, but no plea was entered, pending medical reports ahead of another hearing on 9 July.
Appearing via video link from Belmarsh Prison, Couzens wore khaki trousers and a grey sweatshirt.
Members of the Ms Everard’s family were in court to hear the defendant make the pleas.
Ms Everard’s disappearance sparked a major investigation, with her body being found in a woodland in Kent a week later.
Last week, police revealed that Ms Everard’s cause of death was “compression of the neck”.