Inquiry Launched Into Police ‘Systematic Failures’ Following Sarah Everard Murder

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Priti Patel has launched an inquiry into the ‘systematic failures’ of the police following the murder of Sarah Everard in March by serving Met police officer, Wayne Couzens.

Patel announced the news at Conservatives’ party conference in Manchester, saying Everard’s murder has ‘exposed unimaginable failings’ within the police and that the subsequent inquiry will ‘ensure something like this can never happen again’.

‘It is abhorrent that a serving police officer was able to abuse his position of power, authority and trust to commit such a horrific crime’, Patel said.

The news comes after Couzens was handed a whole life order last week for the kidnap, rape and murder of Everard.

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