Sarah Everard's killer Wayne Couzens will keep at least a third of his police pension as 'it's his human right'

SARAH Everard's killer Wayne Couzens will keep at least a third of his police pension so his human rights are not breached.

The monster, 48, will be stripped of 65 per cent of the allowance taxpayers shelled out for while he was a serving Met Police officer.

But he is able to keep 35 per cent of his pension in a further blow to Sarah's family.

Under Home Office guidelines published in February this year, the forfeiture of a police pension once an officer is convicted is not applied to contributions they made themselves.

This is because to do so would be a "clear infringement of the officer's rights" under the European Convention on Human Rights, the document states.

Couzens, who was part of the Met’s elite parliamentary and diplomatic protection group, was sacked with immediate effect, a week after he admitted murdering Sarah.

A hearing found he “breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct”.

The Met Police are investigating whether the monster, 48, committed even more crimes.

They are now urging any potential victims to come forward with information, as a profile against the killer cop grows.

After he was charged with Sarah's murder, it emerged Couzens slipped through the net despite colleagues knowing he had indulged his dark fantasies.

The first incident against him was reported in 2002 – before he joined the police.

Couzens also allegedly exposed himself in a McDonald's in South London on February 28 – just three days before Sarah's murder.

A similar indecent exposure claim against him was also made in Kent in 2015.

But a catalogue of errors allowed vile Couzens to roam free and murder Sarah.


Shockingly, Couzens was not given enhanced vetting when he joined the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Unit in February 2020 and also did not serve his full two years on probation in September 2018. 

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave has admitted a check when Couzens transferred to the Metropolitan Police in 2018 was not done "correctly".

A backlash against the police is growing and there are mounting calls for Met Chief Cressida Dick to quit in the wake of the tragedy.

Police have even been forced to release information on how potential suspects can tell if an undercover officer is on duty after it was revealed Couzens used his position as an officer to snatch Sarah from the streets.

The 33-year-old was walking home from a friend's house on March 3 when she was stopped by the monster, who accused her of breaking Covid rules.

After putting a handcuffed Sarah in the back of his car, she was driven 80 miles to Dover where she was raped and strangled with a police belt.

Couzens then burnt her body and dumped her in a pond to be found a week later.

Chillingly, he had been prowling the streets to "hunt a lone female to kidnap and rape" for a month before ambushing Sarah.

Couzens last week joined the grim ranks of criminals in the UK who will die behind bars after receiving a whole life tariff.

Lord Justice Fulford imposed the rare order, which just 61 criminals in the UK have, as he abused his position as a police officer.

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