HAVE YOUR SAY: Do women feel unsafe to walk the streets after hearing the details of Sarah Everard case?
SARAH EVERARD CASE: Further details regarding the way Sarah Everard was killed by Wayne Couzens have been revealed.
Wayne Couzens, 48, used his Metropolitan Police-issue warrant card and handcuffs to snatch Sarah Everard as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, on the evening of March 3.
The firearms officer, who had clocked off from a 12-hour shift at the American embassy that morning, drove to a secluded rural area near Dover in Kent, where he parked up and raped Ms Everard.
The marketing executive, who lived in Brixton, south London, had been strangled with Couzens’ police belt by 2.30am the following morning.
Married Couzens burned her body in a refrigerator in an area of woodland he owned in Hoads Wood, near Ashford, before dumping the remains in a nearby pond.
He was arrested at his home in Deal, Kent, after police connected him to a hire car he used to abduct Ms Everard, whose remains were found by police dogs on March 10.
Couzens was sacked from the force after he pleaded guilty in July to her kidnap, rape and murder.
The high profile case has people calling for more protection for women and girls.
Do women feel safe when they are out and about? What more could be done to help them feel safe?
Should more work be done to educate people around gender based violence? Do you change your behaviour when you are out and about on your own?
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