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Serving UK police officer charged with murder of 33-year-old woman

Police officers search an area of grass land behind a house, as the investigation into the disappearance of Sarah Everard continues, in Deal, Britain March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Paul Childs

LONDON (Reuters) - A serving British police officer has been charged with the murder and kidnap of 33-year-old Sarah Everard, the Metropolitan Police said on Friday.

Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said Wayne Couzens has been charged with murder and kidnapping in relation to the death of Everard. The case has sparked an outpouring of anger online about the safety of women in Britain.

Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Leslie Adler

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