James Tweedie

October 2, 2021



Former London Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens was given a whole-life sentence on Thursday for kidnapping Sarah Everard on Clapham Common — under the guise of an off-duty arrest — before murdering her.

The UK government has reportedly asked Amazon to remove listings for phoney police ID wallets and badges from its website in the wake of London woman Sarah Everard’s murder by an off-duty officer.

Political gossip website Guido Fawkes cited un-named official sources at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) saying the ministry had raised concerns with the e-commerce giant over listings for wallets and other items advertised as being identical to those used by police.

One item sold by the company “Blue Light Direct” is shown in images on the site containing a fake police warrant card and badge.

Guido pointed out that, while impersonating a police officer is a criminal offence in the UK, supplying the means to do so is not.

On Thursday, former London Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens was handed a rare whole-life sentence for the murder of Sarah Everard.

Couzens was a serving officer on the night he kidnapped Everard on Clapham Common on the pretext of arresting her — while off-duty and out of uniform — under emergency COVID-19 rules.