Sarah Everard’s killer will die behind bars.
Van Kozan will die behind bars after being abducted, raped and murdered by Sarah Euward – as Metropolitan Police question why he was still in the force.
The former PC, 48, was sentenced to life in prison by Lord Justice Fulford in Old Bailey on Thursday, saying his “lousy, selfish and brutal” crimes had eroded confidence in the police.
The judge said the firearms officer had been planning for at least a month before the abduction of 33-year-old Ms Avarad as she was returning home from a friend’s house in Cliffham, south London, on the evening of March 3. ۔
Cousins, a firearms officer who was “hunting” a victim, used his warrant card and handcuffs to snatch the marketing executive off the road using coded lockdown rules to make a false arrest.
Lord Justice Phil Ford said the case in which a serving officer abused his position was so unusual that he guaranteed a life sentence, meaning that Cousins would never be released. Will
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