The Met police officer detained in connection with Sarah Everard’s disappearance has been arrested on suspicion of her kidnap and murder.
The man, in his 40s, was arrested yesterday evening (Tuesday, March 9) in Kent on suspicion of kidnap.
In a statement published today (Wednesday, March 10), police confirmed he had now been arrested on suspicion of murder and for a separate allegation of indecent exposure. He remains in custody at a London police station.
The arrested officer, who police have not formally named, is a serving officer in the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command.
A woman, in her 30s, was also arrested on Tuesday evening on suspicion of assisting an offender. She is also in custody.
Officers are searching locations in London and Kent, including a property in Deal and an area of woodland near Ashford, in the search for the marketing executive who vanished on her way home to Brixton from a friend’s house in Clapham on Wednesday, March 3.