Twisted’s Wayne Coozens “looks for a single woman to kidnap and rape” before identifying Sarah Everard as his victim.
The ailing former cop worked out his evil plan in “unexplainable” grim detail and knew the “probability” he would kill on the night of the kidnapping.
They circled the streets of London in a rented vehicle in search of a victim of snatch, rape and murder – and saw 33-year-old Sarah walking back from a friend’s house in Clapham.
He presented his warrant card as he had implicated her in a fake arrest before being driven out of the capital.
The judge said he had “no doubt” that the Couzens rented a car that was reliable as a police vehicle.
And as he was sentenced to life behind bars, Lord Justice Fulford said that given months of planning and preparation, Cousins should have realized that he might have to kill the woman he abducted and raped. Was.
The judge said that Cousins tried to “dilute his actual responsibility” for what had happened from the moment he spoke to the police.
He said the defendant may have felt that “there may be a need to kill the woman he intended to abduct and rape” but this did not become a “conclusive outcome” before the events unfolded.
Sentencing Wayne Coozens for murder, Lord Justice Fulford said the circumstances of the case were “devastating, tragic and utterly brutal”.
The judge said Sarah was a “completely innocent victim” of a “bizarre” series of crimes that culminated in her death and the disposal of her body.
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He said the evidence gathered against Coozens cannot be answered and there is no credible innocent explanation for it.
The Old Bailey heard that the defendant’s preparations, which began months before his crimes, included taking some of his police kit with him and lying to his family about working the night of the murder.
The murdered cop, nicknamed “The Rapist”, also bought petrol, hairbands and bags of rubble during his pre-planned plot.
On 10 February, the folded Couzens purchased a “Police standard-issue handcuff key with double locking pin” from Amazon, which cost him £2.49.
Then on February 28, he rented a car using Sarah’s name, address and two different mobile phones and snatched Sara.
Minutes later, he bought a 600mm by 100mm roll of self-adhesive film from Amazon to use in the attack.
When he raped and murdered Sarah the next morning, he drove the sandwich to the car and threw Sarah’s phone – before heading to a petrol station.
There he loaded his own car and also filled a can of petrol in a jerry can – later burning his body.
And Couzens was seen buying two large bags of green rubble from B&Q on March 5 – the same day he called his job to say he was “suffering from stress” and unable to work.
As part of his grisly killing kit, Monster also purchased carpet protectors, tarpaulins and a cargo net on March 7.
And then he emailed his boss to say he no longer wanted to have firearms.
On March 8, he was seen entering the homebase to collect the flat pack trolley he had bought.
On March 9, his phone was reset to factory settings – to remove any evidence on it.
Exactly 30 minutes later, the police entered his house and arrested him in handcuffs.
In court, he was portrayed as a sex maniac despite portraying a married father-of-two and was even contacted by escorts and using Match.com dating profiles.
Coozens spreads a web of lies after being arrested – meaning Sarah’s family is heartbroken and the police never find out the real reason why he snatched and strangled Sarah.
Oddly, Couzens claimed he had “no choice” but to kidnap Sarah, a stranger to him, for a human trafficking gang.
At the time of Sarah’s murder he was in debt of around £29,000 with additional credit card debt.
Couzens previously claimed that he was unable to pay for a prostitute he met at a Holiday Inn in Folkestone, so he was ordered to find “another girl” otherwise his family would suffer.
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In a clip released by the Met Police, Cousins is seen handcuffed as police interrogate her about the young woman’s disappearance.
Couzens insisted that he did not know Sarah or did not know where she was, pretending ignorance, the detectives showed her a picture of her and told her that her family was desperate for answers.
But after declaring he didn’t know where he was, the ailing cop – who had planned to kidnap the 33-year-old for weeks before pretending to be quizzed on a COVID patrol – suddenly turned and “confessed”. have done.
He was actually involved – creating a strange fake story involving a Romanian gang to cover his tracks.
In the clip, Couzens can be heard telling officers: “I’m in financial s***.
“I’ve been lent… I don’t know who they are. A group, a gang, whatever.
“He told me I needed to go and pick up the girls and give them to me, I said – happily.
“And then it happened that going to harm my family and taking them and using them instead.
“At the time, I had no choice but to try to find someone.
“So I don’t – to name a few. I was told a place to take him, that’s all I know.”
Coozens had planned the ill-fated kidnapping before snatching Sarah off the street, driving her away hours before raping her and strangling her with his police belt before burning her body.
But in a sick string of lies, Couzens fabricated an elaborate story of how the gang kidnapped the young woman before taking her away, slamming her against the car.
He continued his sick and twisted lie about how he was “forced” to snatch Sarah, saying: “I parked my car. The van came after me and flashed me, and they all jumped out. And they took this girl.
“He said ‘You’ve done well.’
“And I don’t know if my family will still be okay. They threatened to take my family away from me.
“At that point, I’m doing what I can to protect my family.”
The tragic details of Sara’s murder came to light as the weather police officer was sentenced for kidnapping, rape and murder.
Sarah’s brave parents stood up and read statements with powerful impact – while sitting during the painful final moments that their beloved daughter passed.
They watch the horrifying CCTV footage where the Coozens target and kidnap Sarah before putting her in his car.
The Old Bailey heard how the Couzens used their warrant cards to lure Sarah into their car as she claimed to be on a COVID patrol.
Gun Cop Cousins, who joined the Met Police in 2018, was charged with kidnapping and murder when police stormed her home in Deal, Kent, more than a week after Sarah first disappeared.
The constable, working in the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command Unit, had finished a shift earlier on the morning of March 3 and was not on duty at the time of Sara’s disappearance.
Despite wiping her phone, the data on the device linked Cuzense to the hijacking and ultimately the area where Sarah was found.
While in custody, former mechanic Cousins was taken to hospital with two head injuries.
Questions are now mounting as to why the Cousins were still in force after a wave of indecent performance claims made against them.
Surprisingly, when he joined the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Security Unit of the Met in February 2020, Cousins was not given the increased scrutiny.
This was despite colleagues at the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, where he served in front of the Metropolitan Police, nicknamed him ‘The Rape’.
Twelve police officers are being investigated by the Independent Police Conduct Office for gross misconduct in matters related to the case.
The watchdog is investigating whether the Met failed to investigate two allegations of indecent exposure related to Coozens just four days before Sarah was taken.
A separate investigation is also underway into claims that Kent Police failed to comply with charges of indecent exposure in Dover in 2015.
The Met released a statement today ahead of the hearing, saying they are “sick, outraged and devastated” by Coozen’s actions.
Timeline of Wayne Coozen’s Twisted Plot
That’s how hunter Wayne Coozens planned and executed the random abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard – and how their paths tragically crossed.
*10. February. Buy “Police standard issue handcuffs with double locking pin” from Amazon, which costs £2.49.
*February 28. While on the night shift, book a car hire online for the period from 5 PM on 3 March to 9.30 PM on 4 March, costing £65.40.
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