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A SERVING Met police officer Wayne Couzens was arrested on suspicion of murder and kidnapping for the disappearance of Sarah Everard.
Officers are currently digging up the garden of the serving Metropolitan Police officer arrested last night over missing Sarah Everard.
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Father of two Wayne Couzens, 48, is in custody after the 33-year-old went missing last week while walking home from a friend’s house in Clapham, southwest London.
Sarah Everard, a marketing manager, should have returned to her Brixton home around 10 p.m. Wednesday night – but has not been seen since.
And in a “shocking and deeply disturbing” update of the case last night, Scotland Yard revealed that a police officer had been arrested for Sarah’s disappearance.
The sun can show today that Wayne Couzens, an armed diplomatic protection officer based in Westminster, was arrested at his Kent home.
While at work, he offered protection at major public events attended by high-ranking members of the royal family. The Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command was also responsible for guarding Downing Street and the Palace of Westminster.
Police confirmed this afternoon that an officer was arrested last night on suspicion of kidnapping.
They said he was further arrested today on suspicion of murder and a separate charge of indecent exposure.
It is believed that PC Couzens came to the police late, joining him about 10 years ago after previously working at a family garage repair company in Dover.
A former PC Couzens colleague said, “It’s really shocking that he was arrested for Sarah’s disappearance.”
Despite the arrest, the Met said Ms. Everard has not yet been found.
Detectives investigating Sarah’s disappearance also search his locker today at the Palace of Westminster Police Station where he worked.
After the police officer was arrested, the City Police made a referral to the Independent Police Conduct Bureau.
48-year-old neighbor David Ladd said he saw Couzens bundled up in a police car last night that was handcuffed.
He told The Sun, “He was escorted into the back of a police car.”
Police are now on guard at a Kent home where a forensic tent has been set up outside and a car has been confiscated from outside the property.
A woman in her thirties – believed to be the policeman’s partner – was also arrested at the same location on suspicion of helping a perpetrator. She remains in custody.
Corrine Couzens, Wayne’s stepmother, told The Sun she couldn’t comment but added, “I am aware of what is happening.”
Cops were spotted searching for locations in London and Kent today, including a property in Deal and a wooded area near Ashford.
Officers have combed through bushes at a disused paintball center and golf driving range.
Deputy Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said last night the arrest was a “serious and significant development”.
AC Ephgrave said: “We will continue to work at full speed on this investigation, but the fact that the arrested man is a serving metropolitan police officer is both shocking and deeply worrying.
“I understand that there will be significant public concern, but it is important that the investigation team is given the time and space to continue their work.”
The Professional Standards Directorate is aware of this and Sarah’s family has been kept informed of these developments, police said.
And when the police ransacked the officer’s house in Kent, the neighbors spoke of their shock.
A neighbor on the street said a police officer lived at the address with his “talkative” wife and two children.
She said, “They just seemed like a normal, normal family, nothing strange about them at all.”
Pamela Cane, 77, who lives across the street, described the household as “the perfect family”.
She said Wayne lived there with his wife, two young children, and a pug.
She said her late partner, Rod, spoke to Wayne about policing – whom she described as “very friendly” and part of a “perfect family.”
She said, “The whole situation is terrible.
“I can’t believe it. The arrest is more shocking because he’s a cop.
“Wayne also fixed bicycles in his garage. He was known to help people with them. ”
A woman who lives nearby was walking past Couzens’ house around 8 p.m. last night when she saw him being arrested by about 25 plainclothes officers outside the property.