Published: 19:09, 12 October 2021
| Updated: 19:21, 12 October 2021
A radio presenter has claimed she was flashed by Sarah Everard's murderer – and Met Police officers laughed when she reported it.
Emma Wilson, a Magic FM DJ, said Wayne Couzens exposed himself to her when she was pushing a pram past an alleyway in Greenwich in 2008.
Also known as Emma B, she says she recognised his face when she saw pictures of him in news reports.
Couzens admitted kidnapping, raping and killing 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah and will die in prison after he received a whole-life sentence.
Ms Wilson told BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour she instantly recognised the murderer following news reports of the murder investigation.
"It's a face that doesn't go anywhere, it stays with you," she said.
"After a week or two of me just googling and seeing some more pictures and reassuring myself, there were more reports of previous behaviour that seemed to add to me needing to say something and report that back."
She told how she hopes that it was not him, because if it was it would be "horrific".
The presenter also claimed she was "humiliated" by police who spoke to her at the time of the incident in November 2008 after they laughed at her.
"The part of the interview that took place when the police came over to my house was when they thought it was really quite amusing when I was detailing, because of their questioning, quite graphically what they needed to know," she added.
BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour was told the Met Police and police watchdog are investigating.
Armed officer Couzens used his police issue handcuffs and warrant card to stage a fake arrest so he could kidnap 33-year-old Ms Everard before he raped and murdered her.
It was reported yesterday how Kent Police had recorded a total of 23 sexual misconduct allegation against officers in the last five years.
The force revealed the figure – relating to 25 officers – in response to a Freedom Of Information (FOI) request from RADAR in the wake of the Sarah Everard case.
An independent inquiry will be launched into the “systematic failures” that allowed Sarah Everard’s murderer to be employed as a police officer, the Home Secretary announced last week.