Police in London searching for missing woman discover remains

Thursday, March 11
UK


By Michael Keogh

Police in the UK are continuing to question a serving officer on suspicion of the murder of Sarah Everard following the discovery of human remains.

The remains were found in an area of woodland in Kent by detectives investigating the 33-year-old’s disappearance.

Sarah Everard went missing on Wednesday 3 March while walking back from a friend's house in Clapham, south London to her home in Brixton.

She was last captured on a doorbell camera walking along a road at around 9.30pm on March 3.

A serving police officer had earlier been arrested on suspicion of Ms Everard’s kidnap and murder.

He was arrested at an address in Deal, Kent, more than 60 miles away from where Ms Everard was last seen.

A woman was taken into custody from the same address and is being held at a London police station on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The officer who has been arrested is posted to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, working as part of the uniformed patrol of diplomatic premises. 

In a statement, Ms Dick said: “The news today that it was a Metropolitan 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.

“I speak on behalf of all my colleagues in the Met when I say we are utterly appalled at this dreadful news. Our job is to patrol the streets and to protect people.”