A POLICE officer has accepted responsibility for killing York woman Sarah Everard.

PC Wayne Couzens, 48, has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the kidnap and rape of Ms Everard.

​The court heard Couzens accepted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard but was not asked to enter a plea to a charge of murder.

Marketing executive Sarah, 33, went missing as she walked home from a friend's house in Clapham, south London, on March 3, 2021.

A major police investigation was launched and her body was found a week later in woodland in Kent.

Sarah grew up in York and was a student at Fulford School.