Sarah Everard: Cop guarding murder site shared sick pictures and jokes in police WhatsApp group sparking probe

A COP guarding the site where Sarah Everard’s remains were found sent a twisted joke to colleagues on social media about her kidnap and murder.

The Met PC shared a meme — containing images of a uniformed officer abducting a woman — on a WhatsApp group the night after the grim find.

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Sickened officers reported the probationer to chiefs the next day and he was immediately moved off the inquiry and placed on restricted duties with no direct involvement with the public.

Met armed officer Wayne Couzens, 48, has been charged with the kidnap and murder of Sarah, 33.

Her family were informed about the vile joke made by the rookie cop last Thursday.

Sarah’s remains were found in a builder's bag in woods on a disused golf course at Great Chart, near Ashford, Kent, last Wednesday night.

A high-level internal inquiry has been launched by the Met and the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

The Met said The PC was working on the cordon at the scene in Kent.

Assistant commissioner Nick Ephgrave said: “The MPS expects its officers to behave professionally at all times and this includes how they use social media.

“I take allegations that any officer or officers have failed to observe these standards very seriously and have referred this matter to the IOPC.”

The rookie cop will have in furiated Met top brass, who have faced criticism for their handling of a vigil in Sarah’s memory which turned violent.

Cops were accused of heavy-handed tactics while arresting women at Saturday night’s event on Clapham Common, South West London, close to where Sarah vanished.

Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick rejected calls for her to quit, saying all women and men in the Met were appalled at what happened to Sarah.

But a source said yesterday: “There was one officer who found it worthy of making a joke about. It was disgraceful.”

Ex-Met detective chief inspector Mick Neville, said “Being a front line officer, dealing with crime and misery, often requires a gallows sense of humour to let off steam.

“But any decent officer knows the limits. Joking about a horrific murder and kidnap, whilst the family is grieving, is completely unacceptable.

“The last thing the Met needs is anything else to undermine the public’s trust in the force. This will do just that.”

It comes as the CPS consider charges against two Met cops who allegedly shared grotesque selfies on WhatsApp of the bodies of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27.

A cop is said to have superimposed his face on one of the sister’s while guarding the crime scene in Wembley, North West London.

The IOPC is pro-bing six cops who allegedly didn’t report seeing the images.

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