ARMED cop Wayne Couzens has been linked to an alleged sex offence just four days before Sarah Everard disappeared.
He has been accused of exposing himself to female staff at a take away on February 28 in South London.
This comes as he was found unconscious in his cell with serious head injuries.
Couzens is understood to have been alone in his cell at the time and there is no suggestion anybody else is involved.
The family of Sarah Everard paid tribute to their “bright and beautiful daughter and sister” after human remains were found.
In a statement, Sarah’s family said: “Our beautiful daughter Sarah was taken from us and we are appealing for any information that will help to solve this terrible crime.
“Sarah was bright and beautiful – a wonderful daughter and sister. She was kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable. She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humour. She was strong and principled and a shining example to us all. We are very proud of her and she brought so much joy to our lives.
“We would like to thank our friends and family for all their support during this awful time and we would especially like to thank Sarah’s friends who are working tirelessly to help.”
Follow our live blog below for the latest developments in the case…