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Second post-mortem examination carried out on Sarah Everard’s body after first ‘inconclusive’

Written by on 17/03/2021

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 Sarah

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 had a first appearance at the Old Baily charged with her kidnap and murder.

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.

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

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

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.

 Sky News

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