Wayne Couzens: Killer in Plain Sight

In 2021 Wayne Couzens, a serving Met police officer abducted, raped and murdered 33 year old Sarah Everard who was walking home from a friend’s house. 

Using the story of Wayne Couzens as a thread throughout, this documentary unpicks the red flags that went unnoticed leading up to the rape and murder of Sarah. The film uncovers a much bigger story of sexual violence in the police force, a force where sexual predators and domestic abusers can hide in plain sight.
This film weaves together interviews from experts, former police officers, survivors of police abuse and those who knew Wayne Couzens, to understand what and who enabled him to commit such a heinous crime. Could it happen again?

Filmed, Produced & Directed by Alana McVerry

1X70 Paramount+ & Channel 5 TX June 2023