A police officer was arrested and is being held on suspicion of murder in connection to the case of Sarah Everard’s disappearance.
The police officer was arrested on March 9 on suspicion of kidnapping. He was taken into custody along with a woman who was arrested at the same location. The woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. The police officer arrested remains in custody on suspicion of murder and for a separate allegation of indecent exposure.
The Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave stated that “The fact that the arrested man is a serving Metropolitan Police officer is both shocking and deeply disturbing.” He also added that the police officer arrested was not on duty when Sarah Everard went missing. The officer serves in the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command and his primary role was to patrol diplomatic premises.
Human remains have been found in the search for missing Sarah Everard.
Sarah Everard went missing in the first week of March 2021 when she was on her way home in South London. She had left her friend’s house on March 3 around 9 PM and was last seen on CCTV around 9:30 PM in the Clapham neighbourhood. Officers searched ponds in the Clapham Common and enclosed the block of apartment buildings near the area where Everard disappeared.
Pictures released by the Metropolitan Police show that Everard was wearing a green coat along with white and blue pants on the night of her disappearance.
A fresh update shows Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida saying: "We have found, very sadly, what appears to be human remains." She said specialist officers had updated Ms Everard's family on the investigation.
"The news today that it was a Met Police officer arrested on suspicion of Sarah's murder has sent waves of shock and anger through the public and through the whole of the Met.