Wayne Couzens’ every move for 30 years ‘to be scrutinised cold cases links’

Cold case detectives will be pouring over Wayne Couzens’ every movement over the past 30 years to see if Sarah Everard’s killer is connected to any unsolved crimes, it has been reported.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police – his old work force – are understood to be compiling details of his activities to see if dates correspond with any cold cases.

It also means the 48-year-old’s time with the Territorial Army, Kent Police and Dungeness Nuclear Power plant will come under renewed scrutiny.

Kent Police do not believe he is connected with any further crimes within its jurisdiction.

He is know to have committed an indecent exposure when he served on their force in 2015, when he drove naked from the waist down.

He was also identified as having exposed himself in a McDonald’s restaurant days before he kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard in March of this year.

A source told MailOnline : “The Met police are going to be drawing up timelines to try and establish if he was anywhere relevant to any cold cases.

“If he has done anything else, they will find it and bring him to justice.

“They are going to go back as far as 30 years and work out as far as they can everywhere he has been. If he has done anything, they will find out.”

Couzens was told last week he will die in prison after being given a whole life sentence for the kidnap, rape and murder of Ms Everard.

At the time he was serving in the Met Police in an elite Westminster-based unit which protects diplomats, VIPs and high-profile buildings in the capital.

On March 3, Couzens, who had finished a 12-hour shift in South London, abducted Sarah in a hire car as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham at around 9pm.

He had planned the crime for weeks before Sarah vanished and three days before her murder had hired a car from a rental company in Dover.

He had also bought handcuffs on Amazon and that night on March 3, hairbands from Tesco.

The Old Bailey heard that Couzens pretended to arrest Sarah in a fake Covid patrol and showed her his warrant card. The ‘arrest’ took just five minutes.

It was captured on CCTV and dashcam footage and witnessed by a couple in a car who assumed Sarah “had done something wrong.”

Couzens then took her on a tortuous 80-mile journey to Dover before transferring her to his own car, raping and strangling her.

Prosecutor Tom Little said Sarah’s injuries were consistent with the suggestion that Couzens had strangled her with his police belt.

He added that at some point after her arrest, having not been taken to a police station, “Sarah Everard must have realised her fate.”

The court heard that Sarah must have died before 2.30am on March 4, as that was the time Couzens was seen on CCTV at a Dover petrol station buying Lucozade, two bottles of still water and an apple juice.

After the murder Couzens’ phone was recorded near Ashford at 3am, when he is believed to have hidden her body inside a fly-tipped fridge in woods.

As he sentenced Couzens, Lord Justice Fulford said Sarah’s murder was “devastating” and “tragic”. Her loved ones cried as they watched Couzens being told he will die in prison.

The judge added that the killing happened in “wholly brutal circumstances” and Sarah was a “wholly blameless victim of a grotesque series of circumstances that culminated in her death”.