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Sarah Everard murderer Wayne Couzens launches appeal against his sentence

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The Met Police officer who killed Sarah Everard has launched a bid to appeal his sentence.

Wayne Couzens plead guilty to her March 3 murder and was sentenced on September 30.

Handing down a whole-life sentence at the Old Bailey last month, Lord Justice Fulford said Couzens “used his position as a police officer” to kidnap Sarah in Clapham, South London.

He has now appealed against the whole life-term sentence that will see him die in prison, reported The Mirror.

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A court official said on Tuesday October 26: “We have been notified that an appeal has been lodged by Mr Couzens.”

If permission is granted the case will be heard by the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.

Couzens, 48, pleaded guilty to the kidnap, rape, and murder of Sarah.

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Couzens is one of over 60 criminals serving whole-life sentences.

They are reserved for the most serious crimes such as serial killings and murders.

Lord Justice Fulford said by misusing his police role to kidnap, rape, and murder Sarah, his crime was “of equal seriousness as a murder carried out for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, racial or ideological cause”.

Couzens joins infamous killers such as Lee Rigby’s murderer Michael Adebolajo, police officer killer Dale Cregan and Mark Bridger, who murdered five-year-old April Jones.

Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley also got whole-life orders.

Serial killer Levi Bellfield is unique in being given two.

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