Sarah Everard: remains found in Kent woodland are those of missing woman

Police say they have recovered and identified the body of Sarah Everard.

The Metropolitan police assistant commissioner Nick Ephgrave made the announcement on Friday afternoon. It followed the discovery of human remains secreted in woodland in Kent on Wednesday.

Ephgrave said: “The body has now been recovered and a formal identification procedure has been undertaken. I can now confirm that it is the body of Sarah Everard.”

A serving Met officer has been arrested on suspicion of the kidnap and murder of the 33-year-old marketing executive. He remains in custody.

Everard was last seen on 3 March when she disappeared while on her way home in south London.

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