The Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said, Human remains have been found in the search for missing woman Sarah Everard, .
“We have found very sadly what appears to be human remains.”
“The news today that it was a Met Police officer arrested on suspicion of Sarah’s murder has sent waves of shock and anger through the public and through the whole of the Met.
“I speak on behalf of all my colleagues in the Met when I say we are utterly appalled at this dreadful news. Our job is to patrol the streets and to protect people.”
The police have not been able to confirm the identity of the remains, which were discovered in woodland near Ashford, Kent.
It comes after a serving Met Police officer was arrested on suspicion of Ms Everard’s kidnap and murder.
Dame Cressida said specialist officers have updated Sarah’s family on the investigation.
Hundreds of officers have been drafted in to help with the investigation as searches continue in south London and Kent.
Dame Cressida added: “Sarah’s disappearance in these awful and wicked circumstances is every family’s worst nightmare.
“I know Londoners will want to know that it is thankfully incredibly rare for a woman to be abducted from our streets.
“But I completely understand that despite this, women in London and the wider public – particularly those in the area where Sarah went missing – will be worried and may well be feeling scared.”
The arrested officer, who was initially held on suspicion of kidnap, is also being questioned about a separate allegation of indecent exposure.
Jemma Lucy ( Editor Newspresslive)