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Wayne Couzens charged with murder and kidnap of Sarah Everard

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A man has been charged with the murder and kidnap of Sarah Everard.

Wayne Couzens will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Saturday, March 13).

Rosemary Ainslie, head of special crime at the CPS, said: “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.

“He will appear at Westminster magistrates’ court tomorrow (13 March) for his first hearing.

“The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges to a court to consider.

Sarah went missing on March 3

“Criminal proceedings are now active and nothing should be published that could jeopardise the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”

Sarah allegedly went missing while walking home to Brixton from Clapham in south London last Wednesday.

The Met Police confirmed today that a body found in woodland in Kent had been identified as that of the 33-year-old Londoner.

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