Police officer held on suspicion of murdering Sarah Everard is rushed to hospital with head injuries
Wayne Couzens was treated in hospital for head injuries but was later discharged and returned to custodyByMartin Evans, CRIME CORRESPONDENT11 March 2021 • 5:26pm
The police officer arrested on suspicion of murdering missing Sarah Everard has been taken to hospital with head injuries, Scotland Yard has confirmed.
Wayne Couzens, 49, was injured during his second night in custody where he is being questioned over the alleged kidnap and murder of Miss Everard.
He was rushed to hospital with head injuries but after being treated by medics was discharged and returned to custody.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment to a head injury sustained while in custody. He has since been discharged and returned to custody.”
There is no suggestion anyone else was involved in the incident and it is understood the matter has now been referred to the Department for Professional Standards.
Suspects in custody are carefully monitored to ensure they do not harm themselves while they are being held.Advertisement
Mr Couzens was arrested on Tuesday night at his home in Deal on suspicion of kidnapping Miss Everard, who disappeared on March 3 as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London.
On Wednesday he was further arrested on suspicion of murder and also on suspicion of an unrelated indecent exposure allegation.
Several hours later Dame Cressida Dick, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police confirmed that human remains had been found in woodland in Kent.
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