Met Police officers joked about 'raping and beating a female colleague with Sarah Everard killer Wayne Couzens'

A court heard how three officers in the Met joked about raping colleagues and said domestic violence victims 'love it'

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A group of police officers joked about raping and beating a female colleague with Sarah Everard killer Wayne Couzens, a court has heard.

Pcs Jonathon Cobban, 35 and William Neville, 33, along with former officer Joel Borders, 45, are on trial at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with sending grossly offensive messages of a racist and misogynistic nature with Couzens.

The court heard from the prosecution which was setting out its case this morning presenting evidence of messages exchanged between the men and Wayne Couzens in spring and summer 2019, two years before Sarah was kidnapped, raped and murdered.

In one exchange from April 2019 showed how the group shared vile rape jokes with each other.

Borders wrote: "She will use me as an example. Lead me on then get me locked up when I rape and beat her! Sneaky b***h."

Serving Metropolitan police officer Jonathon Cobban
Serving Metropolitan police officer Jonathon Cobban

The court also heard other conversations between the defendants threatening violence against people and even animals

Borders wrote: "Can’t wait to get on guns so I can shoot some c**t in the face!"

Cobban responded with: "Me too. I want to taser a cat and a dog to see which reacts better.

"I think the cat will get more p****d off and the dog will s**t it. I wanna test this theory. Same with children. Zap zap you little f*****s."

Messages shared between the group in June 2019 showed Cobban saying domestic violence victims "love it", and that's why they were repeat victims.

Another member of the group says they won't get sacked unless they f***** a domestic violence victim.

Serving Metropolitan Police Pc William Neville arriving at Westminster Magistrates' Court, London
Serving Metropolitan Police Pc William Neville arriving at Westminster Magistrates' Court, London

In messages sent in the same month, Cobban wrote: "Got a bus through Hounslow ... what a f*****g Somali s*** hole. Great. There goes p***y patrol... more like FGM patrol."

Borders wrote: "Feltham is worse! I went there the other week and I felt like a spot on a domino!

Cobban responded with: "Walking through to Hounslow Central, it was like walking along a Dulux colour code Not even the shops were in English."

Borders then asked: "Yeah, all shades of brown!?"

Cobban replied: "Yep and I think I was one yellow. But he was lost cos he asked me for directions."

Borders then remarked: "Hounslow twinned with Baghdad. You know when it’s getting near to the end of night shift in Hounslow because you can hear the call to prayer."

All three men deny sending grossly offensive messages.

Couzens, whose messages were not read in court due to other ongoing investigations, is serving a whole life sentence for the kidnap, rape and murder of 33-year-old Ms Everard in March last year.

The trial continues.