LONDON (REUTERS) – A serving British police officer has admitted to the rape and kidnap of Ms Sarah Everard whose killing sparked anger and soul-searching about what the police, government and society can do to stop male violence against women, the BBC reported on Tuesday (June 8).
Wayne Couzens, 48, a London officer whose role it was to guard diplomatic premises, also accepted responsibility for killing Ms Everard, but did not enter a plea while medical reports were being prepared, the BBC said, citing his lawyers.
Ms Everard, 33, was abducted as she walked home from a friend’s house in south London on March 3.
Her body was later found in woodland around 80km away in south-east England.
Her murder provoked outpourings of anger from women who have recounted their own experiences and fears of walking the streets on their own at night.
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