Published: Sat, March 13, 2021

Case of Sarah Everard Who Vanished on Way Home Stirs Grief, Anger

Case of Sarah Everard Who Vanished on Way Home Stirs Grief, Anger

He was later posted to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command in February 2020.

Ms Everard, aged 33, was last seen on March 3 in Clapham, south London, when she was on her way home from a friend's house.

The alleged murder of British woman Sarah Everard has triggered an outpouring of grief and anger in the United Kingdom, with many women expressing revulsion and sadness that they feel unsafe walking the streets of London.

Constable Wayne Couzens, 48, who guarded diplomatic buildings, will appear in court on Saturday.

Everard's body was found hidden in an area of woodland in Kent, southeast of London, on Wednesday.

Police officer charged with murder of Sarah Everar.

In a tweet on Saturday morning the group said: "We have been very disappointed that given the many opportunities to engage with organisers constructively, the Metropolitan Police have been unwilling to commit to anything".

He said he recognised the wider concerns that had been "quite rightly" raised about the safety of women in public spaces.

"Following a referral of evidence by the Metropolitan Police related to the death of Sarah Everard, the CPS has authorised the police to charge Wayne Couzens with murder and kidnapping", Rosemary Ainslie, of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said in a short statement.


Everard's disappearance and killing has caused a nationwide outcry, with thousands appealing on social media for information to help find her. Women also then began sharing experiences of being threatened or attacked - or simply facing the everyday fear of violence when walking alone.

To listen, to protect, and to allow women to feel safe at whatever time of day.

Jess Phillips, Labour's shadow minister for domestic violence and safeguarding, read out in the House of Commons the names of all 118 women murdered by men in the United Kingdom previous year.

Before the remains were formally identified, Ms Everard's family had paid tribute to their "beautiful daughter Sarah" and appealed for help to solve "this bad crime".

A woman in her 30s was also arrested on suspicion of assisting Couzens and will face court in April.

The arrested officer was reported to police over allegations he indecently exposed himself in a south London fast food restaurant several days before Ms Everard disappeared.

"Killed women are not vanishingly rare".

Organizers of a planned, socially distanced vigil on London's Clapham Common went to court Friday after they said that police had warned them that the gathering would be unlawful.

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