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03rd Mar 2022

Sarah Everard’s family speak out one year after her tragic murder

“We miss her all the time.”

The family of Sarah Everard have released a heartbreaking statement one year on from her murder.

In the statement, published by the Metropolitan Police, they said they have been “overwhelmed” by the public’s support.

“It is a year since Sarah died and we remember her today, as every day, with all our love.

“Our lives have changed forever and we live with the sadness of our loss. Sarah was wonderful and we miss her all the time.

“Over the past year we have been overwhelmed with the kindness shown to us, not just by family and friends, but by the wider public.

“We are immensely grateful to everyone for their support, it has meant such a lot to us and has comforted us through this terrible time.

“Sadly, Sarah is not the only woman to have lost her life recently in violent circumstances and we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to other families who are also grieving.”

33-year-old Sarah was kidnapped, raped and murdered in South London on 3 March 2021, as she was walking home.

Metropolitan Police Officer, Wayne Couzens, was found guilty of the crimes and given a whole-life sentence in prison.

An inquiry was launched into how he was able to work as a police officer despite concerns about his previous behaviour towards women.

Sarah’s death reignited a deep-rooted anger in many women across the world, who fear for their own safety in public and demand an end to male violence.

In the past year, across the UK and Ireland, many more women continue to be attacked and murdered.

A statement from the Met to mark the one-year-anniversary said:

“Our thoughts are with Sarah Everard’s family and loved ones. One year on we remain deeply disgusted and shamed that a Met police officer was responsible for Sarah’s appalling murder.”