One year on: Sarah Everard’s family says ‘we miss her all the time’

Credit: Metropolitan Police

One year on: Sarah Everard’s family says ‘we miss her all the time.’  A year has passed since Sarah was murdered by PC Wayne Couzens.

The lives of Sarah’s family have been changed forever.  PC Wayne Couzens from the Metropolitan police kidnapped, raped and murdered 33-year-old Sarah.

Her grieving family has spoken out on the anniversary of her death. According to The Sun, to mark the anniversary a memorial walk will be held at Clapham Common.

Sarah’s family said: “It is a year since Sarah died and we remember her today, as every day, with all our love.

“Our lives have changed forever and we live with the sadness of our loss. Sarah was wonderful and we miss her all the time.

“Over the past year we have been overwhelmed with the kindness shown to us, not just by family and friends, but by the wider public.

“We are immensely grateful to everyone for their support, it has meant such a lot to us and has comforted us through this terrible time.”

They went on to add: “Sadly, Sarah is not the only woman to have lost her life recently in violent circumstances and we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to other families who are also grieving.”

Last October Sarah’s mum Susan said: “Sarah is gone and I am broken-hearted. She was my precious little girl, our youngest child. The feeling of loss is so great it is visceral.

“And with the sorrow come waves of panic at not being able to see her again. I can never talk to her, never hold her again, and never more be a part of her life.

“We have kept her dressing gown – it still smells of her and I hug that instead of her. Sarah died in horrendous circumstances. I am tormented at the thought of what she endured.

“I think of Sarah all the time, but the mornings and evenings are particularly painful. In the morning I wake up to the awful reality that Sarah is gone.

“In the evenings, at the time she was abducted, I let out a silent scream: ‘Don’t get in the car, Sarah. Don’t believe him. Run!’

“The thought of it is unbearable. I am haunted by the horror of it.

“I cling on to memories of Sarah, I hold them tight to keep them safe. The other night, I dreamt that Sarah appeared at home.

“In my dream I held her and could feel her physically. Jeremy was there, we were comforting her, saying ‘it’s alright Sarah, it’s alright’.

“I would give anything to hold her once more; I hope I dream that dream again.”

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