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Sarah Everard’s parents ask for photo of her to be shown in court in emotional statement

Sarah Everard’s family asked for a specific photo of her to be shown in court as her killer sat in the dock.

Wayne Couzens (48), a murderous police officer, was asked to explain to his victim’s family the trauma and suffering that his evil acts of March 3 caused and will continue.

The grisly details of Couzens’ kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard, 33, were made public at Wednesday’s first hearing at the Old Bailey.

When her devastated family spoke of how Couzens has “tortured” them by the way he killed their “precious little girl”, they wanted Sarah’s face to be presented.

Wayne Couzens
Wayne Couzens (48), pleads guilty for the kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard.

South London Press reports Jeremy Everard asked for a particular photograph of his daughter smiling at the camera, to be seen as he read out his victim impact statement on Wednesday.

Mister Everard also requested that the Met Police officer who was fired earlier this year look at him while he spoke to him.

He said: “We loved being a part of Sarah’s world and expected her to have a full and happy life.

“I can never forgive you for what you have done, for taking Sarah away from us. All I want for Sarah is to be with me.

Jeremy Everard
Jeremy Everard asked the court to show a photo of his daughter as he spoke of his loss

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“No punishment that you receive will ever compare to the pain and torture that you have inflicted on us.”

Sarah’s sister Katie Everard told the attacker: “She never got home because a predator – you – was on the loose. You took her life. Children that will never be born. Generations that will never exist. Her future no longer exists.”

She asked Couzens: “What could she have thought she had done wrong? What lies did you tell her? When did she realise that she wasn’t going to survive the night?”

Sarah Everard’s mother, Susan added: “I yearn for her. I remember all the lovely things about her: she was caring, she was funny. She was clever, but she was good at practical things too. She was a beautiful dancer. She was a wonderful daughter.”

Footage of Wayne Couzens being interviewed about Sarah Everard for the first time has been released.

As Couzens was questioning them about her disappearance on March 3, detectives are seen holding up a photo taken by Couzens of the missing 33 year-old.

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 08 08 16 89 111 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.

Sarah Everard's parents ask for photo of her to be shown in court in emotional statement
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