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Sarah Everard: Police search Sandwich town centre

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Officers investigating the murder of Sarah Everard have cordoned off an area in the town of Sandwich in Kent.

The 33-year-old marketing executive disappeared as she walked home in Clapham on 3 March. Her body was found one week later in Kent woodland.

Serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens, 48, has been charged with her murder.

Police cordoned off a section of The Rope Walk, near the centre of Sandwich, on Sunday evening.

Scotland Yard said police had routinely been searching areas of London and Kent as part of the investigation.

On Sunday, Sandwich Town Council said it was in contact with Kent Police on behalf of Scotland Yard as part of the investigation.

The cordoned-off area contains a secluded path near a stream and homes.

Residents in Sandwich have been asked not to gather at the scene.

Metropolitan Police officers continue their search at Fellowship Walk in Sandwich, Kent,

Ms Everard was reported missing by her boyfriend on 4 March.

She had visited a friend in the Clapham Junction area on 3 March and left at around 21:00 to make what was roughly a 2.5 mile (4 km) journey home.

She called her boyfriend for around 14 minutes and was seen alone on CCTV at 21:15 GMT and again on a camera at 21:28.

Sandwich, Kent

Her body was found on Wednesday inside a builder’s bag and later identified through the use of dental records.

A post-mortem examination has taken place but no cause of death has been released.

Metropolitan police cordon at The Rope Walk in Sandwich, Kent, after a body found hidden in woodland