He drove her to the outskirts of Dover, where he raped and strangled her. Couzens later burned and disposed of Everard’s body.
The new Met Police Commissioner, Mark Rowley, has vowed to “root out” misogynists and racists in the force, and “build trust and confidence in our police service once more”.
Following the horrific revelations, an Express.co.uk investigation found late last year that the Met had no monitoring system in place for officers’ social media accounts, instead relying on other members of the force reporting their colleagues.
This was despite other forces having adopted such systems since 2014, after a former chief constable of Greater Manchester Police said forces should exert “proper control” over what officers publish online.