Killer cop Wayne Couzens burned Sarah Everard’s body then rang vet about his dog

Former Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens burned the body of Sarah Everard before carrying with a normal day following her murder on March 3.

MyLondon reports that Couzens, 46, was wearing the same clothing as the previous evening, where he murdered the 33-year-old.

He went into Costa Coffee in Biggin Street, Dover to buy a hot chocolate with coconut milk, and a Bakewell Tart.

The Old Bailey heard a witness had seen a ‘large orange and yellow’ smoke in Hoad’s Wood in Kent at around 12:45pm on March 5, which is believed to have been the time Cozens burned Sarah’s body.

Later that same afternoon, Couzens made a concerned call to the vets to make an appointment for the family dog over "possible medication for separation anxiety".

The court heard how just days after Sarah’s death, Couzens took his family on a trip to Hoads Wood on March 7.

Prosecutor Tom Little said: “It follows that the defendant took his family on a family trip to the very woods where days earlier he had left Sarah Everard’s body, then returned to burn it and then returned again to move it and hide it.”

The prosecutor told the court: "He allowed his children to play in the woods in relatively close proximity to where he had dumped Sarah’s body in the pond."

Couzens, who was £29,000, claimed he was “in financial s***” and he was being “leant on” by a gang to pick up girls and give them to them.

He said he had refused but was threatened and forced to comply.

The court heard how Couzens handcuffed and arrested Sarah in a “false arrest” over breaching COVID-19 rules before he kidnapped, raped and murdered her.

The marketing executive was confronted by Couzens as she walked home from a friend's house through Clapham, in South London.

He then took her on a 80-mile journey before raping and strangleing her to death.

The Metropolitan Police released a statement minutes before the sentencing hearing of Couzens.

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The force said: "We are sickened, angered and devastated by this man’s crimes which betray everything we stand for.

"Our thoughts are with Sarah's family and her many friends. It is not possible for us to imagine what they are going through.

"We recognise his actions raise many questions and concerns but we will not be commenting further until the hearing is complete."

The sentencing continues.

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