Sarah Everard: Police cordon off pathway 30 miles from where body was found


Police have cordoned off a fresh area in Kent as the investigation into the suspected murder of Sarah Everard continues.

Detectives today sealed a large area in Sandwich – 30 miles from the woodland where the body of the missing 33-year-old was discovered.

Officers have been seen combing along a pathway next to a stream, and have set up a base in the town centre.

Scotland Yard would not comment on the new area of investigation, but the local council confirmed that the pathway had been taped off.

On Friday the Met Police confirmed that human remains discovered in woodland were those of Sarah, who had been missing since Wednesday, March 3.

Metropolitan Police cordoned off an area in Sandwich, Kent, today

A council statement read: “Sandwich Town Council is in contact with Kent Police on behalf of the Metropolitan Police in relation to ongoing investigations associated to the murder of Sarah Everard.

“Police have requested that residents do not gather trying to ascertain information or details.

“The police have cordoned off the Rope Walk between Malcolm Waites Garage/Cow Leas Meadow all the way through the town.”

The public has been advised to stay away from the area in order to follow lockdown restrictions.

The pathway was cordoned off today by the Met Police

Sarah Everard, 33, was last heard from at 9.28pm on Wednesday, March 3 and was last seen in the area of Clapham Common. Anyone with information about where she is or what happened is being urged to come forward. CREDIT: Missing People copyright unknown

A spokesperson for Met Police said: “Police have been searching areas in London and Kent as part of the investigation. We are not giving a running commentary.”

Wayne Couzens, a serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with Ms Everard’s murder and kidnap after disappeared as she walked home to Brixton from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, on March 3.

The 48-year-old, from Deal, appeared in court to confirm his name and address during a short hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Last night a vigil in Clapham Common, close to the scene where Sarah was last seen, descended into chaos as police arrested four people and footage of the heavy-handed response sparked outrage.

This afternoon a protest outside New Scotland Yard and Parliament Square attracted thousands of demonstrators.

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