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Sarah Everard’s cause of death confirmed as strangulation, post-mortem finds

The Metropolitan Police released a statement today

A post-mortem has concluded Sarah Everard died from a compression of the neck.

The Metropolitan Police said Sarah’s family had been updated after the post-mortem took place in Ashford.

They said: “A post-mortem examination into the death of Sarah Everard held at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford has given cause of death as compression of the neck.

“Sarah’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.”

Sarah was reported missing at the beginning of March this year after leaving a friend’s house in Clapham and was walking home to Brixton.

Her body was discovered a week later in a woodland in Kent. Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens, from Deal, Kent, has been charged with her murder and kidnap.

A provisional date for his trial has been set for October.

This story is being updated.