Sarah Everard's murderer Wayne Couzens 'launches appeal against whole-life sentence'

Sarah Everard’s killer has reportedly asked permission to appeal his life sentence.

Wayne Couzens, 48, admitted to the kidnapping, rape and murder of Sarah before being told he would die behind bars last month.

The mirror reports that a court official said on Tuesday (October 26), “We have been notified that Mr. Couzens has appealed.”

The Met police officer used Covid-19 powers to falsely arrest Sarah, 33, walking home from a friend’s house in March.

Lord Justice Fulford, who was sentenced to life in prison at the Old Bailey last month, said Couzens “used his position as a police officer” to kidnap Sarah in Clapham, south London.

If approval is given, the case will be heard by the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.

In September, the convicting judge, Lord Justice Fulford, said, by abusing his police role to kidnap, rape and murder Sarah, Couzen’s crime was “of the same gravity as murder for the purpose of promoting a political, religious, racial or ideological “cause was committed”.

Couzens is one of more than 60 criminals serving life sentences.

They are reserved for the most serious crimes such as serial killings and politically motivated murders.

Lee Rigby’s killer Michael Adebolajo, cop killer Dale Cregan, and Mark Bridger, who murdered five-year-old April Jones, were all imprisoned for the rest of their lives.

The Moors killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley also received lifelong assignments.

Serial killer Levi Bellfield is unique because he got two.

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