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Sarah Everard murder investigation: Woman arrested released without charge

A woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender as part of the investigation into Sarah Everard's death faces no further action.

Sarah's body was found near an abandoned leisure complex in Great Chart near Ashford in March, a week after she disappeared while walking home in south London.

Sarah Everard went missing in south London
Sarah Everard went missing in south London

The woman, aged in her 30s, was arrested in Deal at the same time as alleged murderer and serving police officer Wayne Couzens on March 9 on suspicion of kidnap and assisting an offender.

It was confirmed yesterday by The Met that she would face no further action.

Meanwhile, Couzens pleaded guilty to the rape and kidnapping of Ms Everard on Monday.

The 33-year-old marketing executive disappeared while walking home in south London in March and was later discovered more than 50 miles away in Great Chart, near Ashford. A post mortem revealed she had been strangled.

Sarah, originally from York, went missing while walking home to Brixton after visiting a friend.


Human remains were discovered a week later next to a defunct leisure and golf complex, with dental records confirming the body belonged to Ms Everard.

The Metropolitan Police swarmed into Kent in March to search Couzens' home, the area where the body was found and his former workplace, the now abandoned BCB Garage in Centre Road, Dover.

Searches also took place in Sandwich.

Couzens, of Freemen's Way, Deal, served with the Met since 2018 and was attached to an armed unit responsible for guarding the London parliamentary estate and embassies.

He is due to stand trial in October.

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