- Title: UK police officer pleads guilty to woman's murder
- Date: 9th July 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MARCH 13, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SLOW MOTION SHOTS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN LAYING FLOWERS WOMAN LOOKING AT DISPLAY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE COMFORTING EACH OTHER WOMAN LOOKING AT FLOWERS SIGN AMONGST FLOWERS READING (ENGLISH) "YOUR PAIN IS OUR PAIN" PEOPLE AT VIGIL VARIOUS OF PEOPLE LAYING FLOWERS / PEOPLE HUGGING EACH OTHER PEOPLE STANDING AT VIGIL
- Embargoed: 23rd July 2021 10:51
- Keywords: Clapham Met Metropolitan Police Sarah Everard Wayne Couzens kidnap murder police officer rape south London
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Europe,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA003EL4CLL3
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- Story Text: A London police officer on Friday (July 9) admitted murdering Sarah Everard, whose killing sparked anger and soul-searching across Britain about what police, government and society can do to stop male violence against women.
Wayne Couzens, 48, an officer who guarded diplomatic premises, had previously admitted rape and kidnap.
Appearing by videolink from prison for a hearing at London's Old Bailey Court, Couzens, bearded and wearing a blue sweatshirt sat head bowed and said "guilty ma'am" when asked how he pleaded to the charge of murder.
Everard, 33, was abducted as she walked home from a friend's house in south London on March 3.
Her body was later found in woodland around 80km (50 miles) away in southeast England.
A post-mortem last month concluded she had died as a result of compression of the neck.
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