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Sarah Everard’s family say they ‘miss her all the time’ on the anniversary of her death

Sarah Everard was murdered by Wayne Couzens a year ago today

Sarah Everard’s family has released a statement on the anniversary of her death, a year after she was kidnapped, raped and murdered by Met Police officer Wayne Couzens.

Her family said their lives have been changed forever and they constantly miss Sarah. They also thanked the public for their support in the aftermath of Sarah’s death and extended their sympathies to other families who are grieving the loss of female family members who have been victims of violence.

In a statement they said: “It is a year since Sarah died and we remember her today, as every day, with all our love. Our lives have changed forever and we live with the sadness of our loss. Sarah was wonderful and we miss her all the time.

“Over the past year, we have been overwhelmed with the kindness shown to us, not just by family and friends, but by the wider public. We are immensely grateful to everyone for their support, it has meant such a lot to us and has comforted us through this terrible time.

“Sadly, Sarah is not the only woman to have lost her life recently in violent circumstances and we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to other families who are also grieving.”

On 3rd March 2021 Sarah Everard was reported missing after she did not return to her home in Brixton.

Six days later Wayne Couzens was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and later murder. On 10th March Sarah’s remains were discovered in a woodland in Kent.

Met Police office Couzens had been planning this crime for a month and used his warrant card and handcuffs to kidnap Sarah Everard under false pretences she had broken COVID-19 rules.

Couzens plead guilty to the rape, kidnapping and murder of Sarah in July last year. He was given a whole sentence in September.

The prime minister Boris Johnson and mayor of London Sadiq Khan have both offered their condolences to Sarah’s family today.

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