Priti Patel Announces Inquiry Into Murder Of Sarah Everard

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Watch: Patel promises inquiry into police after Everard murder

Home secretary Priti Patel has announced there will be an independent inquiry into the murder of Sarah Everard.

Patel said the killing of Everard by Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens exposed “unimaginable failures in policing”.

She told Tory Party conference on Tuesday: “It is abhorrent that a serving police officer was able to abuse his position of power, authority and trust to commit such a horrific crime.

“The public have a right to know what systematic failures enabled his continued employment as a police officer.

“We need answers as to why this was allowed to happen.

“I can confirm today there will be an inquiry to give the independent oversight needed, to ensure something like this can never happen again.”

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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