United Kingdom police officer arrested over the disappearance of Sarah Everard, authorities say

United Kingdom police officer arrested over the disappearance of Sarah Everard, authorities say

A Metropolitan Police officer was arrested Tuesday over the disappearance of Sarah Everard, according to authorities.

On the night of 3 March she vanished after leaving a friend's house around 9pm to walk home.

In a statement Wednesday (NZT), the Metropolitan Police said a man had been arrested at an address in Kent and taken into custody.

He remains in custody this morning, as does an unnamed woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

He said the fact a serving police officer had been detained was both "shocking and deeply disturbing", and the force was working at "speed" to find Ms Everard.

9 March: Police use dogs to search gardens in streets around the search site near Everard's envisaged route home and in the nearby Oaklands Estate.

Metropolitan Police raise the alarm over Ms Everard's disappearance, saying it was "totally out of character" for her not to be in contact with family and friends.

DCI Goodwin also appealed for anyone with more footage to come forward, particularly people with a dashcam, such as delivery drivers, who may have been driving along Poynders Road at around 9pm on Wednesday.

When asked whether police believe Everard is still alive, Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said detectives were searching as hard as they can and "really hope that is the case", the BBC reported.

The police searches in Kent saw a tent erected at the front of a house in Freemens Way in Deal, where multiple cars were taken away by investigators.

A police officer has been arrested as part of a probe and search to find a British woman who has been missing one week. Pic Met Police
A police officer has been arrested as part of a probe and search to find a British woman who has been missing one week. Pic Met Police

This is a significant development in our inquiry.

Teams of police and volunteers have also been searching Clapham Common. The previous day, officers were examining a small park close to where Everard's mobile phone signal was last registered.

A cordon has been put in place on the A205, near the Poynders Court housing complex in the Clapham area, but police would not confirm whether it was related to the search.

A police officer has been arrested as part of a probe and search to find a British woman who has been missing for one week.

7 March: Footage taken from a doorbell camera shows Ms Everard walking alone along the A205 Poynder Road towards Tulse Hill at 21:30.

The Met said it had received more than 120 calls from the public and had visited 750 homes in the area as part of the investigation.

Everard's family previously told the BBC they get more anxious about her by the day.

The appearance was around 11.30pm local time, half an hour after she left a friend's home to walk home to Brixton.

Ms Everard was last seen wearing a green rain jacket, navy blue pants with a white diamond pattern, and turquoise and orange trainers.

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