A woman in her thirties who was arrested by police investigating the disappearance of Sarah Everard is released from bail and told that she will not face any further action
- A woman in her thirties was arrested after Sarah Everard went missing
- She has now been released and will not face any further action, police said
- Arrested in March on suspicion of aiding and abetting a perpetrator, but released on bail
No further action is expected on a woman in her thirties arrested in connection with the disappearance and death of Sarah Everard, police have confirmed.
The woman was arrested on March 9 on suspicion of aiding and abetting a perpetrator, but was released on bail until early June.
The Metropolitan Police have now confirmed that they have been “released without further action”.
The woman was arrested at the same time as PC Wayne Couzens, who pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and rape of Ms. Everard at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.
Couzens of Deal, Kent assumed responsibility for Ms. Everard’s murder but was not asked to plead murder.
Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, was torn from the street on March 3 while walking from a friend’s house to Brixton
Police officer Wayne Couzens (above), 48, of Deal, Kent, pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and rape of Ms. Everard at the Old Bailey on Tuesday
Another hearing before Lord Justice Fulford is due to take place on July 9th.
Ms. Everard, a 33-year-old marketing director, was torn from the street on March 3 while walking from a friend’s house towards Brixton.
The marketing assistant, who grew up in York and lives in Brixton, was seen on a doorbell camera around 9 p.m. walking down Poynders Road towards Tulse Hill.
CCTV caught her alone at a quarter past nine and again at 9:28 p.m. before she was seen on the camera of a tagged police car at 9:32 p.m.
At around 9:35 p.m., a bus camera recorded two figures on the street and a white Opel Astra with flashing hazard lights.
Footage from another bus caught the same car with the front doors open.
The vehicle was later confirmed to have been rented by Dover after police captured its license plate number and tracked it as it left London for Kent.
A major Metropolitan Police investigation was opened and a week later Ms. Everard’s body was found in a wooded area in Ashford, Kent.
Couzens wasn’t due in court until next month but appeared on video link at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.
Jeremy Everard (second from left), Sarah Everard’s father, is leaving the Old Bailey in central London with other family members
Wayne Couzens seen in a court sketch during an earlier hearing on the case
A number of areas were searched in Clapham when police tried to find the missing Sarah
His attorney Jim Sturman QC said, “Responsibility for the killing is also recognized.”
During the video link, Couzens sat with his head bowed and only repeated “guilty sir” when charges were brought against him.
Ms. Everard’s family went to the court for the 20-minute hearing and saw him make his case.
Lord Justice Adrian Falford said: “The Defendant pleaded guilty today on Counts one and two, the kidnapping of Sarah Everard and the rape of Sarah Everard.
“Number three, the murder charge, was not presented to the defendant because medical reports are expected on this allegation – although the defendant assumes responsibility for the killing.”
Couzens will return to court on July 9th next month when he will answer the murder charge.