Police officer Wayne Cousins, 48, is charged with the murder and kidnapping of Sarah Everard, 33. England searched for the missing woman for more than a week. On Friday it became known that the remains found in a forest earlier this week are indeed the remains of a woman.
British media reported Friday night that Wayne Cousins, 48, who is the father of two, is accused of the murder and kidnapping of Sarah Everard. The 33-year-old vanished early this month and was last seen around 9:30 pm on March 3. Her body was found in a forest in Kent on Wednesday.
Police were already informed on Wednesday that an officer had been arrested on suspicion of murder. As an agent, Couzens is responsible for the security of Downing Street, where the Prime Minister, the British Parliament and the embassies, among others reside. According to the police, the man was not working when the woman disappeared. British newspaper the sun He writes that the man completed a six-hour shift at the US Embassy about 90 minutes before he last saw Everard three miles away.
The 48-year-old was taken to hospital on Thursday with head injuries he sustained while in prison. After treatment, he was taken back to the police station. His wife has also been arrested on suspicion of helping the husband. She was released on bail.
Three days before Everard’s disappearance, London Police were to be charged against Cosin for the parade. He is said to have shown his genitals to a woman in front of a fast food restaurant. Despite the complaint, the man continued to work. The police are now investigating the complaint and checking whether colleagues have acted correctly. The accident is said to have been filmed by CCTV and have also been reported by meal takers.
Police will also investigate camera images taken by a bus camera that walked along Everard Road on the night the woman disappeared. A vehicle linked to the suspect was also detected by a dashboard camera.
Police don’t think Everard and Cousins knew each other before the woman was killed.