Sarah Everard, 33, went lacking on March 3 after leaving a pal’s home in Clapham, sparking a week-long search that ended when her physique was present in woodland close to Ashford
The inquest into the demise of Sarah Everard will open today after a second autopsy examination to determine how she was killed was ordered yesterday as a result of the primary proved inconclusive.
A coroner will start proceedings in Maidstone, Kent, as police proceed their investigations into what occurred to the 33-year-old.
Met policeman Wayne Couzens, 38, has been charged with the homicide and kidnap of the advertising and marketing supervisor.
It comes after a second autopsy examination was carried out on Sarah Everard’s physique yesterday afternoon after the primary proved inconclusive, police mentioned, as officers continued to focus their searches in Sandwich.
Miss Everard went lacking on March 3 whereas strolling dwelling after visiting a pal in south London. Her physique was present in woodland close to Ashford in Kent per week later, and serving police officer Couzens, 48, from Deal, additionally in Kent, has been charged along with her homicide.
The inquest opening is because of happen at County Hall, Maidstone, at 9.30am this morning.
Yesterday scene of crime officers took away baggage of things – together with scissors and what seemed to be an extended instrument deal with – from areas in Kent the place they had been investigating the homicide.
The forensic specialists, wearing blue protecting fits, might be seen strolling away from the 4 websites of curiosity in Sandwich close to Dover with the plastic baggage.
One had a pair of bandage chopping scissors inside whereas others contained a black merchandise in a smaller zip lock pouch.
What seemed to be the deal with to some sort of instrument was put right into a clear protecting tubing to remove for evaluation. Earlier police investigating the homicide had cordoned off an deserted builders’ yard in Kent.
Office had taped up the realm in Sandwich, which comprises a concrete mixing machine, a skip in addition to a inexperienced lorry field.
The wasteland was not removed from the the areas they’ve been already looking for any proof, together with Miss Everard’s lacking cellphone.
The bag containing numerous gadgets had been taken away from the scene in Sandwich, Kent, this afternoon because the probe continued
There had been two gadgets taken away by forensic specialists which seemed to be of curiosity to the scene investigators
Police have refused to verify if the location is of curiosity however is being guarded by officers investigating and looking Sandwich
The hunt for proof in Sandwich, Kent, has entered a 3rd day with a builders’ yard now taped off by police
It got here as divers renewed their underwater hunt because the search of the 300-metre Delf Stream continued for a 3rd day.
Officers had targeted on a 50-metre portion of the waters close to to the city’s Ropewalk space.
Forensic officers have been concentrating on a particular space within the vacationer spot for 3 days, meticulously rooting by bins, lifting stones and drains for the investigation.
Monday noticed them take away a gold necklace found on high of a parking ticket machine on the primary day of their search.
Then yesterday they delved into the community of drains techniques snaking beneath the 4,500-population Medieval city.
But the stream has been of fixed curiosity, with neighbouring Devon and Cornwall Police even offering divers to bolster numbers at one level.
The dwelling of Wayne Couzens, 48, is being guarded by police after that they had completed looking the constructing and backyard
Diplomatic Protection Officer Wayne Couzens, 48, has been charged with the homicide and kidnap of Miss Everard, 33
Divers are in Delf Stream this morning for a 3rd day as they proceed their hunt for proof together with Miss Everard’s cellphone
Undergrowth was beforehand rigorously combed by by officers as they appeared for something that might be important
Police on Tuesday switched consideration to the community of drains beneath Sandwich, Kent, within the second day of searches
Miss Everard’s inquest will open tomorrow in Kent and however a primary submit mortem into her explanation for demise was inconclusive.
Sandwich is a few 35 miles away from the place Sarah’s stays had been discovered final Wednesday in woodland in Ashford, Kent.
The Old Bailey heard yesterday Couzens had completed work in London a minimum of 9 hours earlier than she went lacking.
Details on the Diplomatic Protection Officer and his shift sample had been disclosed at his first crown court docket look on Tuesday morning.
Couzens, who had a big damage on his head and black left eye, appeared to rock from side to side throughout the listening to.
It was advised he confronted a trial of as much as 4 weeks, which has been pencilled in for the beginning of October.
The Met Police revealed that Couzens joined the drive two years in the past in September 2018 when he labored for a response staff protecting the Bromley space.
He then moved to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command in February final yr.
The vigil at Clapham Common on Saturday night time noticed police conflict with attendees and scenes had been officers restrained girls
The searches have come as Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick stays on the centre of a political storm after a vigil held to recollect Sarah on Clapham Common on Saturday night time noticed scenes of police restraining and arresting girls.
Boris Johnson on Monday threw his help behind her when he was requested if he nonetheless had full confidence in her.
He mentioned: ‘Yes, I do. The police do have a really, very tough job. But there is no query that the scenes that we noticed had been very distressing and so it’s proper that Tom Winsor, the inspector of constabulary, ought to do a full report into it.’
Home Secretary Priti Patel described footage of the vigil as ‘distressing’ however she added: ‘I proceed to induce everybody, for so long as these laws are in place, to not take part in giant gatherings or attend protests.
‘The proper to protest is the cornerstone of our democracy however the authorities’s obligation is to forestall extra lives being misplaced throughout this pandemic.’
A snap ballot confirmed the general public was divided on whether or not the vigil ought to have gone forward.
The YouGov survey confirmed 40 per cent of Britons argue the occasion ought to have been permitted, whereas 43 per cent mentioned it shouldn’t have continued.
There was additionally a slight gender divide, with 42 per cent of girls backing the vigil, in comparison with simply 38 per cent of males.
The disappearance of Sarah Everard and the arrest of armed policeman Wayne Couzens
March 3: Sarah disappeared after leaving pal’s dwelling Clapham round 9pm. She leaves out of her pal’s again gate and speaks to her boyfriend on the cellphone for quarter-hour.
March 5: Sarah’s household share lacking posters of her after they change into more and more involved that she continues to be not dwelling, spreading the phrase online with hyperlinks to the Missing People charity.
March 6: Met Police launch an enchantment, saying Sarah was thought to have walked by Clapham Common, heading in direction of Brixton dwelling, a journey of fifty minutes. They say they don’t seem to be sure she ever arrived dwelling.
March 7: Police launch footage of Ms Everard and say she was strolling alone on A205 Poynders Road in direction of Tulse Hill when she was final seen on CCTV, which has not been launched to the police.
March 8: Specialist officers are drafted and 120 calls from public are available in. A door-to-door operation sees police converse to 750 households.
March 9: Police search gardens close to Ms Everard’s route and close by Oaklands Estate.
Officers additionally search a pond in Clapham Common and drains alongside the A205.
Cordon across the Poynders Court housing complicated on Poynders Road, forensics officers on scene.
11.59pm: Met police officer Wayne Couzens arrested in Kent on suspicion of kidnap. A girl in her 30s is arrested on suspicion of helping an offender.
Neighbours say they noticed a Land Rover containing two males watching the property for 2 hours earlier than round 20 officers raided the home.
March 10: Specialist police search staff arrives in Kent. They search Couzens’ dwelling and backyard in addition to close by Betteshanger Park which is round two-and-a-half- miles from the home in addition to an deserted leisure complicated in Great Chart close to Ashford.
8pm: Dame Cressida Dick confirms human stays had been present in woodland in Ashford, Kent within the seek for Sarah. She was unable to verify whether or not the stays belonged to the lacking lady.
March 11: 10am: Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned he was ‘shocked and deeply saddened by the developments within the Sarah Everard investigation’, including ‘we should work quick to search out all of the solutions to this horrifying crime’.
Home Secretary Priti Patel added: ‘Every lady ought to really feel protected to stroll on our streets with out concern of harassment or violence. At this deeply unhappy and tragic time as we predict and pray for Sarah and her household’.
4pm: Police later affirm the suspect was handled in hospital for a head damage sustained whereas in custody, earlier than being returned to a police station.
Ms Everard’s household launch a press release paying tribute to her as a ‘shining instance to us all’, including that she ‘introduced a lot pleasure to our lives’.
The Met reveals an extension to the suspect’s detention was granted by a magistrates’ court docket, whereas the girl arrested on suspicion of helping an offender is launched on bail to return to a police station on a date in mid-April.
6pm: Organisers of a vigil for Ms Everard say they’re in search of authorized motion in opposition to the Met after claiming the drive reversed its place on permitting the occasion deliberate for March 13 to go forward.
March 12: Searches ramp up within the tunnels carved into the White Cliffs of Dover that run round and beneath Couzens’ former household storage.
Teams stay at Couzens’ dwelling in Deal and in woodland close to Ashford the place human stays had been discovered.
2pm: Scotland Yard confirms the physique present in Kent woodland is Sarah. Her household have been knowledgeable.
9pm: Wayne Couzens is charged with the homicide and kidnapping of Miss Everard.
March 13: Wayne Couzens, 48, seems at Westminster Magistrates Court for his first appearanceand is remanded in custody.
A vigil in reminiscence of Miss Everard is held on Clapham Common sparking scenes that present law enforcement officials restraining girls.
March 14: A political storm begins brewing over the policing of the vigil in south west London, with some calling for the resignation of Metropolitan Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick
March 15: Dame Cressida says she will not resign and is much more decided to steer the drive. Police crews arrive in Sandwich, Kent, and start looking for proof, together with within the river.
March 16: Wayne Couzens, 48, makes his first look on the Old Bailey in London over the kidnap and homicide of Miss Everard. He is advised he might face a four-week trial in October.
March 17: Searches in Delf Stream in Sandwich, Kent, proceed for a 3rd day as police divers scour the water for proof together with Miss Everard’s cellphone, which continues to be lacking.
March 18: The inquest into Sarah’s demise begins at County Hall, Maidstone. Police start re-searching the closed-down website of the Couzens’ household mechanics enterprise