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Podcast: Former Met Police officer Wayne Couzens from Deal given full life term for murder of Sarah Everard

The man who murdered Sarah Everard while serving as a Metropolitan police officer will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Wayne Couzens from Deal has been handed a whole life order by a judge at the Old Bailey.

The 48-year-old was off duty when he falsely arrested Sarah before driving 80 miles to Kent where he raped and killed her.

Hear from our reporter who has been covering the sentencing hearing today.

You can also listen to the moment Couzens was questioned at his home about Sarah’s disappearance.

Also in the podcast, we’ve been speaking to a former London police officer on the impact this has had on the force as questions are asked about their handling of complaints about him.

Sarah’s death led to protests about women’s safety and we ask if anything has changed in the months since.

In other news, the furlough scheme ends today and there are fears it could lead to more people out of work and having to rely on food handouts.

We’ve spoken to an employment law expert and a woman who runs a food bank in Medway.

Parents are calling for a rethink over plans to close a school in west Kent.

High Weald Academy in Cranbrook is said to be no longer viable ‘financially or educationally’. One mum has been explaining how it would impact on her children.

And, find out why some mums and dads are stopped their children from playing on a green space in Strood.