Haunting video evidence has been released of the moment Sarah Everard was “arrested” by evil cop Wayne Couzens before he raped and murdered her.
Sinister police officer Couzens, used his law knowledge to dupe Sarah and detain her under false pretense, before bundling her into his car and driving her into the countryside.
A court heard today that it was in that location where Couzens raped and killed Everard before storing her body in a fridge.
At the Old Bailey it was revealed how Sarah had been conned as she walked home from a friend’s house on March 3 earlier this year.
She vanished in Clapham in south London after Couzens had been driving for hours around the city.
The court heard just three days before, he had taken out a hire car in Devon and had even bought handcuffs from Amazon for the crime, according to a Mirror Online report.
Prosecutor Tom Little told the court Sarah “would have walked all the way back had she not have been kidnapped”.
However, tragically she was “arrested” by Couzens, who had showed her his warrant, and taken on an 80-mile journey before she was raped, strangled and her body set on fire.
Sarah’s body was found in a woodland stream in Kent, metres away from land owned by Couzens on March 9.
Mr Little said that at some point, after not being taken to a police station, Sarah “must have realised her fate.”
Her killing prompted outrage across the UK and sparked protests at the rate of violence against women.
Sarah’s family came face-to-face with evil Couzens for the first time today as they sat in the well of packed court 10.
Her father told Couzens to look at him as he read out his heartbreaking victim impact statement to the court.
Jeremy Everard said: “The horrendous murder of my daughter, Sarah, is in my mind all the time and will be for the rest of my life.
“A father wants to look after his children and fix everything and you have deliberately and with premeditation stopped my ability to do that.”
The footage is from dash-cam and bus CCTV. One image shows the two of them standing behind his distinctive hire car with its hazards on. Another shows her in the back seat.
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Mr Little said: “Sarah Everard is standing on the pavement, behind the car, facing the defendant who is a few feet away. The defendant appears to touch his belt and to be holding up his hand towards Sarah Everard, as if showing her something in it.
“A couple were travelling on the south circulate in their car to their home address in south-east London and witnessed the kidnap of Sarah Everard.. The front seat passenger noticed what she described as a man and a woman standing on the pavement with the man behind the woman.
“The man was wearing dark clothing and she started to watch more closely because she saw a handcuff. The woman on the pavement already had her left arm behind her back.
“She was in the process of ‘giving her other arm behind her back’ as the man, who must have been the defendant, placed the handcuff on her right arm.
“She was compliant, with her head down and did not appear to be arguing. The defendant appeared to be confident. The immediate impression the passenger formed was that she was witnessing an undercover police officer arresting a woman, whom she assumed ‘must have done something wrong.’
“So surprised was the witness by what she had seen, as she considered it to be relatively unusual and not something she had ever witnessed before, she remarked to her husband, ‘I’ve just seen a woman being handcuffed’.
“She then saw the man and the woman walking along in the direction of the vehicle with the handcuffed woman in front of the man and close together.
“They were in fact witnessing the kidnap of Sarah Everard. She was detained by fraud.”
Couzens will be sentenced on Thursday, September 30.