A London policeman has been charged with the murder of Sarah Everard.
The 33-year-old’s remains were discovered in woodland near London on Wednesday – just over a week after she went missing while walking home from a friend’s house.
48-year-old Wayne Couzens, a serving London Metropolitan Police officer was this evening charged with her kidnap and murder.
He will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
In a statement yesterday, Sarah's family paid tribute to their "wonderful daughter and sister".
They said: “Sarah was bright and beautiful - a wonderful daughter and sister. She was kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable. She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humour.
“She was strong and principled and a shining example to us all. We are very proud of her and she brought so much joy to our lives.”
The case has led to an outpouring of grief and anger in Ireland and Britain as women shared their own experiences of feeling unsafe.
Meanwhile, the UK police watchdog has opened a range of investigations into the London Met Police over its handling of the case.
Separately a planned vigil for Ms Everard, due to take place in south London tomorrow hangs in the balance after a UK court withheld judgement on whether it should go ahead.
Organisers launched a legal challenge after police refused to give the event permission on public health grounds.
The Reclaim These Streets group set up a crowdfunding appeal to fund the action and accused the police of misinterpreting COVID-19 restrictions with regard to human rights law.
Organisers have said the event could still go ahead after the UK High Court refused an application for "an interim declaration."