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Sarah Everard died from ‘compression of the neck’, reveals post-mortem

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Sarah Everard died from ‘compression of the neck’, reveals post-mortem into death of marketing assistant, 33, who went missing from Clapham Common – with Met Policeman awaiting trial for her murder

A post-mortem has found Sarah Everard died from compression of the neck, Scotland Yard said today.

The 33-year-old marketing executive went missing as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, South London, on March 3.

A major Metropolitan Police investigation was launched and her body was found a week later in woodland in Kent.

Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, went missing as she walked home from a friend's house in Clapham, South London, on March 3

Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, went missing as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, South London, on March 3

Serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens (above), 48, from Deal, Kent, has been charged with the kidnap and murder of Miss Everard. A provisional date has been set for his trial in October

Serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens (above), 48, from Deal, Kent, has been charged with the kidnap and murder of Miss Everard. A provisional date has been set for his trial in October

Police officers clash with people as they form a gathering in Clapham Common, South London, after the Reclaim These Streets vigil for Sarah Everard was officially cancelled on March 13

Police officers clash with people as they form a gathering in Clapham Common, South London, after the Reclaim These Streets vigil for Sarah Everard was officially cancelled on March 13

A police spokesman said today: ‘A post-mortem examination into the death of Sarah Everard held at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford has given cause of death as compression of the neck.

‘Sarah’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.’

Serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens, 48, from Deal, Kent, has been charged with her kidnap and murder. A provisional date has been set for his trial in October.

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