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A London Cop Has Pleaded Guilty To Murdering British Woman Sarah Everard

A London Cop Has Pleaded Guilty

The London police officer arrested for the kidnapping, rape, and killing of 33-year-old Sarah Everard pleaded guilty to her murder on Friday in a crime that sent shockwaves through the UK.

Wayne Couzens, the 48-year-old former Metropolitan Police officer, had already admitted to kidnapping and rape, having pleaded guilty to the charges on June 8. At the time, he also admitted he “was responsible for her killing,” but did not enter a plea on the murder charge, prosecutors said.

On Friday, officials announced Couzens had pleaded guilty to murder and will be sentenced on Sept. 29.

“This plea is as a result of a great deal of hard work by the prosecution team,” said Carolyn Oakley of the Crown Prosecution Service. “The police should be commended for their thorough and tireless investigation into Sarah’s disappearance.”

Everard, a London-based marketing executive, disappeared on the night of March 3 while walking home from a friend’s house. Couzens was arrested days later, and Everard’s body was found in a wooded area more than 50 miles from where she’d last been seen. An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be compression of the neck.

The young woman’s death set off a tidal wave of grief and anger in the UK. Online, many women spoke out about gendered violence and the lack of safety they often feel just going about their lives. A peaceful vigil in London held shortly after the murder drew thousands, but police met it with force, arresting four women and igniting even deeper fury against the same institution that employed Everard’s killer.

In a press conference on Friday, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said she and the entire police force are “sickened, angered, and devastated” by Everard’s murder and “feel betrayed” that it was committed by one of their own.

“Sarah was a fantastic, talented young woman with her whole life ahead of her, and that has been snatched away,” Dick said. “She was hugely loved, and she will be sorely missed by so very many people.”

It is still unknown why Couzens murdered Everard. In court, prosecutor Tom Little said they had never met and were “total strangers to each other,” according to the BBC.

He had previously concocted an elaborate lie to explain the events, the BBC reported, falsely claiming an Eastern European gang threatened his family and forced him to kidnap Everard.

But the true motive for the brutal crime, if such a motive even exists, remains a mystery.

“Couzens lied to the police when he was arrested and to date, he has refused to comment,” Oakley said. “We still do not know what drove him to commit this appalling crime against a stranger.”

Author: Julia Reinstein
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Sarah Everard trial: Ex-Met officer Wayne Couzens accused of murder to enter plea tomorrow

The suspect pleaded guilty in June to the kidnap and rape of Ms Everard. However, whilst his barrister said “responsibility for the killing is also admitted”, he has yet to answer the central charge of murder.

Ms Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, was abducted on March 3 whilst walking home from a friend’s home in Clapham.

She was reported missing the following day by her boyfriend.

Police found the victim’s body inside a large builder’s bag on March 10 in Ashford, Kent.

She was formally identified using her dental records.

Whilst an initial post mortem was inconclusive, later investigation determined she died from compression to the neck.

Ms Everard left her friend’s flat in the Clapham Junction area, on March 3, at around 9pm.

The journey to her home was approximately two-and-a-half miles.

CCTV cameras recorded the victim walking along the route prior to her abduction.

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Mr Couzens had worked for the Metropolitan Police’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command.

This unit is tasked with protecting Parliament and foreign embassies across London.

His wife was initially arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, but will face no further action.

Ms Everard’s death sparked outrage and protests over women’s safety across the UK.

On Saturday March 13 police broke-up a vigil on Clapham Common which contravened coronavirus regulations.

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the vigil to lay flowers.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick later said this was legal because “she was working”.

The future Queen also wrote a personal letter to Ms Everard’s family.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror an insider said: “This was a deeply personal and heartfelt letter, simply to express her absolute sadness at what Sarah’s family and loved ones are going through.

“The Duchess knows that no words can change what has happened, but wanted to let them know that they and Sarah are in her thoughts.”

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Author: James Bickerton
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Dr Sarah Jarvis explains the rules that should be in place AFTER July 19

It does, however, minimise the risk of catching Covid and, most importantly, reduces the likelihood of ending up in hospital.

In fact, there’s a whopping 92-96 percent drop in the likelihood of being admitted to hospital if you have both jabs.

However, people who have been vaccinated can still pass on the disease to others if they catch Covid themselves.

The lateral flow tests (although not as accurate as the PCR tests) are “pretty good” at letting people know if they’re infectious.

Author: Chanel Georgina
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Sarah Drew Teases ‘Trouble’ For Cindy: Her Family Is Starting To ‘Fall Apart’

Author: Avery Thompson
This post originally appeared on Hollywood Life

Sarah Drew spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about Cindy’s feelings about her daughter in the wake of Kate’s return and more. Plus, she gives a morsel of information about where the heck Cindy is.

Cindy Turner’s seemingly perfect facade is crumbling around her on Cruel Summer. The rumors about Jeanette seeing Kate while she was being held captive are running rampant. As Jeanette is being questioned by the police, Cindy is clearly starting to doubt her own daughter. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Sarah Drew about Cindy’s motives. Is Cindy just concerned about her family’s reputation or the truth about what happened between Jeanette and Kate?

“I think it’s a combination of both,” Sarah told HollywoodLife. “One of the kinds of defining characteristics of her as a human is that she, her identity is wrapped up into the success of her family, especially her children, you know, it’s like, well, I spent my life raising these kids, and if they’re not successful, then I’m not successful. That’s kind of where her brain is, I think. I don’t know that she’s aware of that. I think that for her, she thinks she’s just loving her child. But I think what’s really happening underneath it is that she’s starting to see some cracks in this sort of tableau that she thought she created or helped create. The 1994 version of Jeanette is definitely who Cindy wants her daughter to be. And then when things start to crack, it’s like, quickly, let’s like plaster that crack up. God, that can’t be true. It doesn’t even matter if it’s true or not. We just have to plaster it up really quick before more people find out about it or hear about it. I think that gets her into a little bit of trouble.”

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Sarah Drew with Chiara Aurelia on ‘Cruel Summer.’ (Freeform)

When Jeanette is brought in to be questioned about Kate, that’s when Cindy’s world begins to collapse. The police ask Jeanette about the necklace Kate claims is Jeanette’s, but Jeanette swears it’s not hers. Sarah breaks down what is going through Cindy’s mind.

“I think what’s happening in that moment is that the narrative that she had created about what her family was is starting to fall apart,” Sarah continued. “It’s a very big moment for Cindy when that necklace comes out. Because for her, [it’s like], are you lying? Are you? Are we not? Did you do? So it’s not only it’s the betrayal, it’s the potential of the betrayal of me. You’ve betrayed me because you’ve lied to me. But there’s also the potential of what does this mean for our family? If this is true, then how do I fix it? How can I possibly fix it? Something needs to be done. All of these things, I think are going through Cindy’s brain in this moment. Whether she really believes Jeanette’s been lying or not, it’s a crack. It’s a massive, gaping crack in what she thought was true about her life.”

In the year 1993, Cindy reveals to Jeanette that she and Kate’s mom used to be friends in high school. In Cindy’s eyes, Kate’s mom was the one always chasing after Cindy. All the guys had eyes for Cindy. Sarah noted that Cindy and Joy’s past, as well as what’s going with Kate and Jeanette, explores the idea of perception.

Cruel Summer
Cindy and Jeanette in the 1993 timeline. (Freeform)

“There’s a lot to be told there, especially watching the scene between Joy and Kate in episode 2 and seeing kind of a mirror of that same conversation between Cindy and Jeanette in episode 3,” Sarah told HollywoodLife. “But in Joy’s version, Joy was the popular one and Cindy was always chasing after her, and all the men wanted Joy, not Cindy. In Cindy’s version, all the guys including Joy’s husband wanted Cindy, Joy was the one chasing after Cindy like a puppy dog. What I find so fascinating about this show is that it really does explore the idea of perception, right? In just watching those two scenes next to one another, you could think as an audience member: is Cindy lying? Is Joy lying? One of them might be lying. One of them might be in denial. Or maybe that was their experience of both those times for them. That’s the thing that I think is so fascinating is that we, as humans, can interact and receive the same situation differently than someone else. And for me, this is truth. And for you, it happened in a totally different way because of how it made you feel.”

In the 1995 timeline, Cindy is still nowhere to be seen. Sarah could only say this about Cindy’s whereabouts: “Yes, you will find out where she is. But that’s the only thing I’m allowed to say about that.” Cruel Summer airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on Freeform.

Piers Morgan details text from Sarah Ferguson urging him to 'get back out there' after GMB

Piers Morgan was told to “get back out there” by the Duchess of York this week, one month after quitting Good Morning Britain. The 56-year-old TV star detailed the encouraging text message from the royal in his newspaper column today.
Piers left the ITV breakfast show last month, in the wake of his comments following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Sarah Ferguson said his presence on the programme was greatly missed.

The Duchess, known to many as Fergie, was married to the Queen’s son Prince Andrew until 1996 and is mum to Harry’s cousins Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

She urged Piers, who fronted GMB with Susanna Reid for almost six years, to get back on television.

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“Perhaps we should start a new breakfast show together,” he went on to offer, “‘Morgy and Fergie in the Morning’, anyone?”

Yesterday, it was announced that the Duchess’ YouTube series, which features daily storytime reads, would be cancelled for a week following the death of Prince Phillip.

The Duke of Edinburgh, her former father-in-law, passed on Friday at Windsor Castle.

The Instagram post read: “Storytime with Fergie and Friends and Little Red News will be put on hold for a week, recommencing on Monday 19 April, due to the sad passing of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.”

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Piers also paid tribute to the Queen’s husband this week, admitting that Prince Philip’s death had “hit him hard”.

Earlier today he was called out by a Twitter user who shared some of Piers’ previous comments about the royal online.

“The thing is about being Piers Morgan is his words go far and deep but they will always come back to haunt him!”(sic) the tweet read.

Sharing the post with his 7.9 million followers, he added: “I stand by them all.

“Philip was amusingly rude to me when I met him because he hated the press, & he could be offhand, insensitive and arrogant – but that doesn’t mean I can’t also recognise & respect his many great qualities too.

“All the people I most admire are imperfect,” he continued.

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Dr Sarah Jarvis points out three of the 'most common' clues

“You may not recognise for some time that you are ill,” said Dr Jarvis, explaining you can become “used to being thirsty and tired”. These are two hallmark signs of type 2 diabetes. The third sign being the need to urinate frequently and “passing large amounts of urine”. “The reason why you make a lot of urine and become thirsty is that if your blood sugar rises too high, the excess sugar leaks into your urine.
Taking a clothing tape measure can identify if you have “central obesity”.

Women who have a waist measurement of 31.5 inches (80cm) or more are classified as at risk.

Men who have a waist measurement of 37 inches (94cm) or more are also at risk.

Increased blood sugar levels can have short-term and long-term consequences.

Short-term effects include dehydration and drowsiness, but it’s the long-term effects that are most frightening.

Persistently raised blood sugar levels can lead to blood vessel damage, and may lead to:

  • Impotence
  • Foot ulcers
  • Nerve damage
  • Vision problems
  • Kidney damage
  • Hardening of the arteries
  • Angina
  • Heart attacks
  • Stroke
  • Poor circulation

The earlier type 2 diabetes is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin and the less damage that will be done.

A blood test arranged by your doctor can check blood sugar levels, giving a definite diagnosis.

“Lifestyle changes are an essential part of treatment for all people with type 2 diabetes,” said Dr Jarvis.

“What you eat is absolutely central to your blood glucose control, as well as your general health.

“Lose weight if you are overweight… and do some physical activity regularly,” she added.

Anything “more vigorous” and “more often” than 30 minutes of brisk walking, five times per week, is “even better” for controlling blood sugar levels.

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Princess Beatrice 'just like mum Sarah Ferguson' in 'uninhibited' new video – expert

Princess Beatrice, 32, has openly spoken about her experience of growing up with dyslexia and champions several organisations that support people who have the learning difficulty. Beatrice is an ambassador for Made By Dyslexia charity and has helped plug a new book designed to encourage dyslexic children to read.
Ahead of Children’s Book Day on April 2, Beatrice provided a video reading of the Xtraordinary People book for children and spoke about how she was “made by dyslexia.”

Speaking about the charity campaign, Beatrice said: “It’s no secret that I struggled with my dyslexia as a child and often even wished it away.

“But now I see it as a tremendous gift and I want every dyslexic child to know that they too can tap into their dyslexic strengths.”

Body language expert Judi James analysed the new clip of Beatrice for Express.co.uk and shared her insights.

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According to the analyst, Beatrice mirrors some of her mother Sarah Ferguson’s traits while speaking in the new video.

Fergie has written books for children and during lockdown launched a Story Time with Fergie and Friends project on social media.

The project means that over the past year Fergie has regularly shared videos of herself reading children’s books online.

Beatrice seems to harness some of her mother’s energy while speaking to children about reading in the new video, Judi claimed.

Judi said: “Beatrice was obviously a perfect choice to be an ambassador of this dyslexia campaign, not just because of her own experiences with dyslexia but also because she seems to have the knack of talking to children and young people like a child herself to create two types of empathy.

“From the perky, head-tilt greeting of ‘Hello, I’m Beatrice’ to later in the reading where she warms to her theme and relaxes, sounding as impressed by what she is reading as her audience will be, she delivers from a mirrored state to motivate her audience via example.”

According to the expert, Beatrice conveys some sadness when touching upon her own dyslexia struggle.

Judi said: “There is only one moment of sad reflection when she describes being dyslexic at school as being ‘a bit of a struggle’.

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“Her eyes widen into a round shape that suggests fear at the memory before she looks down in a cut-off gesture, but then she changes tone and mood with the words ‘but now…’ and her eye contact and part smile let her audience know that their mood should be as upbeat and optimistic as her own.”

Beatrice seems to embrace childlike body language in order to connect with her young audience, Judi claimed.

The expert said: “Like a child, she performs a small self-hug of delight as she tells us ‘I feel soooo lucky!’ and her skills of verbal emphasis make her repeated use of the promoted word ‘Xtraordinary’ a great plug for the book.”

Judi claimed Beatrice is a dead ringer for her mum Sarah as she “lets go of her inhibitions” in the video.

She said: “As Beatrice’s inhibitions go and she starts to really warm to her story-reading she shows traits that she has clearly inherited from her mother, including the widening of the eyes and the use of verbal and body language asides, where she will add her own comments by leaning into the screen as though having a one-to-one chat.

“She also does a very good verbal and non-verbal version of resilience, throwing her head back and enunciating with energy as she tells us with contagious pride that she is ‘Made by Dyslexia’.”

Beatrice is extremely close to her little sister Princess Eugenie, 31, who gave birth to a baby boy last month.

Following a relaxation of lockdown restrictions on Monday, Beatrice will finally be able to meet her new nephew August. 

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Sarah Harding told by doctor Christmas was 'probably her last' as cancer spreads to spine

The star also admitted she is reluctant to undergo radiotherapy as this would cause her to lose her hair.

Sarah argues that although some may consider her decision “vain”, if she only has a few months left to live, it won’t be worth it to lose her hair.

The television personality was left devastated when she lost her breast, so is keen to hold onto her blonde hair.

She penned: “I don’t want to feel like I have to spend whatever time I have left hiding away.”

 

Sarah Harding admits she nearly died of sepsis and was in a coma after cancer diagnosis

She informed her fans that she had advanced cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body.

Sarah has been inundated with support from her Girls Aloud bandmates after she shared her health news.

Kimberley Walsh said: “With anyone who’s suffering from cancer, that is the one thing you do feel is completely helpless.

“All you can do is literally be there, constantly remind them that you’re there to help with whatever is humanly possible.”

Speaking to Entertainment Daily, Kimberley shared how she and the rest of the band are trying to be there for Sarah.

“And she knows, she fully knows that, and that’s all that I care about that she knows that she can ask us for anything.”