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Sarah Everard: Second post-mortem examination carried out after first ‘inconclusive’

Written by on 18 March 2021

A second post-mortem examination is being carried out on Sarah Everard’s body after the first proved inconclusive.

Police said it began at 2pm on Wednesday afternoon at a hospital in Kent.

It comes ahead of an inquest hearing on Thursday.

Ms Everard, 33, disappeared on 3 March while walking back to her home in Brixton, south London, after visiting a friend in nearby Clapham.

Volunteers from London Search and Rescue near Eagle Pond on Clapham Common Image: Volunteers helped search Clapham Common for Ms Everard

Her body was found in woodland near Ashford in Kent a week later, and was identified through dental records.

Serving police officer Wayne Couzens, 48, from Deal, also in Kent, has made a first appearance at the Old Bailey, via video link, charged with her kidnap and murder.

Police in a RIB with a sniffer dog search a pond on the common Image: Police are still looking for evidence in support of the investigation

News of the second post-mortem examination came as searches continued in connection with the case, with officers combing areas of woodland in the county.

Large portions of the Kent town of Sandwich have been cordoned off, while specialist divers have been combing a small stretch of water.

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On Monday, officers were seen searching a shopping trolley shelter outside a Co-operative supermarket and looking under vehicles.

Scotland Yard said police have also been routinely searching areas of London and Kent as part of the investigation.