Wayne Couzens guarded MPs at Commons and was given 'access all areas' pass despite history of sex claims

VILE Wayne Couzens guarded MPs at the House of Commons and was even given "access all areas" pass – despite a history of sex accusations.

The former Met cop – who was given the twisted nickname The Rapist by colleagues – carried out duties in Westminster at least five times, it has been revealed.

Evil Couzens was even issued with an "access-all-areas" pass, a senior parliamentary source told The Times.

The sicko raped and murdered Sarah Everard after pretending to arrest her in Clapham, South London in March.

He was sentenced to a whole life order on Thursday and will die behind bars – where he is on suicide watch.

The Met previously refused to give details about his posting at Parliament, and in a statement last week claimed that his "primary role was to patrol diplomatic premises, mainly embassies."

But after inquiries from Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle, it was revealed he had been sent multiple times to guard MPs.

A Met spokeswoman said: “Couzens was deployed to armed static protection duties on the Parliamentary Estate on five occasions from February to July 2020."

The revelation has sparked fury from politicians who believed they were working in a safe building – with Sir Hoyle saying he was "extremely concerned" by the disclosure and would be demanding answers from Dame Cressida Dick.

"Like everyone, I have been sickened by the depravity of Wayne Couzens — and heartbroken for the family of Sarah Everard," he said.

"I have asked the Met to meet me urgently to discuss how this person could have been deemed suitable for deployment here. Further, I will be seeking reassurance that at no time was anyone on the parliamentary estate put at risk."

It was previously revealed that Couzens received a tax-payer funded salary for three MONTHS totalling around £10,000 after killing Sarah, 33.

The Met Police said that Couzens only stopped being paid his officer salary after he pleaded guilty to raping and murdering Sarah on July 9.

But the disgusting crimes occurred on March 3 – meaning that the killer continued to collect money from his tax-payer funded job for three months until he was officially sacked by the force.

Couzens was an officer in the Met's Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, where the average salary is more than £37,000 a year.


He used the guise of a Covid patrol to trick Sarah Everard into handcuffs, placed her in the back of a car, before he raped and strangled her with his police belt.

Harrowing details of Sarah's murder were revealed for the first time in court this week.

The Old Bailey heard how Couzens used his warrant card to lure Sarah into his car as she walked home by claiming he was on a Covid patrol.

In chilling footage, the young woman can be seen in the back of his car before she was horrifically murdered by the sick cop.

Just five minutes later, terrified Sarah was driven for 80 miles from London to Kent at the start of a “lengthy ordeal” that was to lead “inexorably to her rape and murder".

At his sentencing, Sarah's heartbroken dad Jeremy said: "The horrendous murder of my daughter, Sarah, is in my mind all the time and will be for the rest of my life."

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