Sarah Everard's Family Release Heartbreaking Statement One Year On From Her Murder
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Sarah Everard's family have released a statement one year on from her murder.
Released via the Metropolitan Police, Sarah's family said she was “wonderful and we miss her all the time”.
The statement reads: “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.”
Thursday marks a year since Sarah, 33, was murdered after walking home from her friend’s house in south London. Her body was found in woodland a week later.
In September last year, Met police officer Wayne Couzens was sentenced to life in prison for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah.
The court heard how Couzens handcuffed and falsely arrested Sarah as she made her way home and lured her inside his rented car.
Couzens initially denied any involvement, saying he was being threatened by an 'eastern European gang', but was formally charged with Sarah’s murder on 12th March.
At his sentencing in September, Couzens was given a whole-life order for his crime, meaning he will die in prison. He is the first police officer to ever be given this sentence.
Our thoughts are with Sarah's family.