Live updates as Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens in court facing indecent exposure charges

Sarah Everard’s killer, Wayne Couzens, is due to appear in court charged with four counts of indecent exposure. He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this afternoon (Wednesday, April 13).

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the alleged offences occurred in the weeks before he kidnapped Everard. It follows an investigation by the Metropolitan Police, who said all four alleged incidents took place in the Swanley area, in Kent, close to South London.

The Met said they had been authorised by the CPS to charge Couzens with indecent exposure on four occasions in 2021: between January 22 and February 1; between January 30 and February 6; on February 14; and on February 27.

Couzens is a former garage mechanic who first joined the Civil Nuclear constabulary before transferring to the Met in 2018. At the time of his arrest in March 2021, days after Everard disappeared, he was serving in the parliamentary and diplomatic protection unit. He lived in Deal, Kent.

He is currently serving a whole-life sentence for Miss Everard’s murder.

For all the latest updates from today’s court hearing, follow the live blog below.

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