Who is Wayne Couzens? Sarah Everard suspect, Wiki, Biography, Age
Wayne Couzens is a SERVING Met Police officer who has been arrested on suspicion of murder and kidnap in the hunt for missing Sarah Everard.
Wayne Couzens Age
He is 48 years old.
Met Police officer Wayne Couzens
Wayne Couzens, a 48-year-old father-of-two, is a Met Police armed diplomatic protection officer stationed in Westminster and was arrested at his home in Kent last night.
His work saw him provide protection at major public events attended by senior members of the Royal Family.
Wayne Couzens Arrest Report
Met Police this afternoon confirmed a serving officer was arrested last night on suspicion of kidnap and was further arrested on suspicion of murder and a separate allegation of indecent exposure.
The Met said a woman had also been arrested at the same location on suspicion of assisting an offender and also remains in custody at a London police station.
How Did he was Arrested?
The arrested officer, who was initially held on suspicion of kidnap, is also being questioned about a separate allegation of indecent exposure.
He was responsible for uniformed patrolling of diplomatic premises – including Downing Street, the Palace of Westminster, as well as foreign embassies in London.
Since last Wednesday, officers have visited over 750 homes in the Clapham area and have received more than 120 phone calls from the public, the Met said.
Marketing executive Ms Everard vanished on 3 March and was last captured on a doorbell camera walking alone along the A205 Poynders Road towards Tulse Hill at around 21:30 GMT.
Ms Everard’s family said it was out of character for her to disappear.
She is thought to have walked through Clapham Common towards her house in Brixton – a journey which should have taken about 50 minutes.
Speaking after the arrest on Tuesday Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said: “The fact that the man who has been arrested is a serving Metropolitan Police officer is both shocking and deeply disturbing.”
This morning Mr Ephgrave described the arrest of a serving Met Police officer as both shocking and disturbing.
That officer has now been further arrested on suspicion of murder.
It’s unusual for such a senior officer to give a statement at this stage of an investigation and perhaps reflects the horror felt within the force – a profession where colleagues often describe themselves as family.
We have now learnt the arrested officer is in his 40s and works in the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command where his primary role was to patrol diplomatic premises.
Understandably, Sarah’s disappearance has made some people in and around Clapham nervous for their own safety.
Social media users have said the arrest of a police officer has heightened anxiety.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “All women and girls should be able to feel safe on the streets of London at all times.
“I know how shocked and worried Londoners are by Sarah’s disappearance and the developments in the case.”
Sarah, 33, vanished while walking home from a friend’s house after 9pm last Wednesday and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
She left her pal’s house about 9pm last Wednesday and should have returned home to nearby Brixton around 50 minutes later.
Sarah Everard Missing
Sarah was last seen walking alone on a doorbell camera on the Poynders Road section of the South Circular – about halfway between her friend’s house and her own flat.
Detectives searching for the missing marketing executive earlier cordoned off a main road to search a housing complex close to where Sarah’s phone last pinged.
Following Couzen’s arrest, Met Police and specialist teams began searching secluded wooded areas on the outskirts of Deal, Kent.
Specialist teams were seen combing through the area while police dogs were also brought in as part of the hunt.
POLICE HELICOPTER SEEN OVER WOODLAND IN KENT
A police helicopter could be seen hovering over an area of woodland in Kent as the search for missing woman Sarah Everard continues.
The helicopter had been flying low around the former Great Chart Golf and Leisure complex, west of Ashford, which police have cordoned off. A forensics van entered the disused site at about 4pm.
One local resident, who only gave his name as Keith, said most of the woodland surrounding the golf course is privately owned.
The 73-year-old, of Etchden Road, said he was woken in the early hours of Wednesday to police searching the fields around his property.
He said: “I think they arrived about 12.30am. They came up my garden with flashlights and dogs, searching all the outbuildings. It was the Met Police.
“The officer said they were searching for a missing person.”
SARAH’S FAMILY LEFT ‘TOTALLY BAFFLED’ AFTER COPS ARREST
Sarah Everard’s family has been left “totally baffled” after a serving Westminster cop was arrested over her disappearance.
Dad-of-two Wayne Couzens, 48, is in custody after the 33-year-old went missing last week as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south west London.
Sarah’s uncle Nick Everard told The Sun Online: “We know they arrested an armed officer but we don’t know him.
“It’s really shocked us all.
“We’re just waiting for some more information to come through.
“We are hoping and praying she is found alive. I’m in constant contact with my brother and police are keeping him informed.”
Wayne Couzens has been arrested on suspicion of murder and kidnap over the disappearance of Sarah Everard.
Dad-of-two Couzens, 48, is in custody after the 33-year-old went missing last week as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south west London.