Police were last night investigating whether a top gun cop used his warrant card to entice Sarah Everard into his car.
Last night human remains were found in the search for the missing 33-year-old marketing executive a week after she vanished while walking home from a friend’s house in Clapham, South West London.
The Metropolitan Police last night confirmed human remains have been found in Ashford, Kent but said they had not yet been identified.
Wayne Couzens, a 48-year-old father-of-two, is a Met Police armed diplomatic protection officer stationed in Westminster and was arrested at his home in Kent on Tuesday night.
His work saw him provide protection at major public events attended by senior members of the Royal Family.
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick last night said: “The discovery was made in an area of woodland in Ashford in Kent.
“In this early stage we are not able to confirm any identity and that may take us some considerable time.
“The news today that it was Metropolitan Police officer has sent shock waves and anger through he public and through the met.
“I speak on behalf of all my colleagues when i say that we are utterly appalled at this dreadful news.”
Sarah, 33, vanished while walking home from a friend’s house after 9pm last Wednesday and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
She left her pal’s house about 9pm last Wednesday and should have returned home to nearby Brixton around 50 minutes later.
Sarah was last seen walking alone on a doorbell camera on the Poynders Road section of the South Circular – about halfway between her friend’s house and her own flat.
Dad-of-four Nick, 62, of Coventry, said: “She would never have taken a lift with a stranger.
“She was sensible. She didn’t know him and she wouldn’t have voluntarily got into a car. I’m trying to work out what has happened.”
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