Sarah Everard killer Wayne Couzens pleads not guilty to flashing charges

Couzens is serving a whole life sentence for the kidnap, rape and murder of the 33-year-old


Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens has pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey to four charges of indecent exposure.

Couzens, 49, is serving a whole-life sentence for the kidnap, rape and murder of 33-year-old marketing executive Ms Everard in March last year, when he was a serving Metropolitan Police officer.

Four incidents of alleged exposure are said to have taken place earlier that year in Swanley, Kent.

On Tuesday, Couzens, from Deal in Kent, appeared at the Old Bailey by video link from Frankland prison in Durham before Judge Mark Lucraft QC.

Wayne Couzens
Wayne Couzens

Wearing a grey sweatshirt, white-bearded Couzens initially spoke to confirm his identity.

During the hearing, Couzens, a former armed officer with the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, denied four charges of exposure.

The charges state he allegedly “intentionally exposed his genitals intending that someone would see them and be caused alarm and distress”.

The incidents are alleged to have taken place on four occasions in Swanley, Kent, between January 22 and February 1 2021, January 30 and February 6, on February 14 and February 27.

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