The man who admitted to murdering Sarah Everard has been sacked from the Metropolitan Police.

Wayne Couzens, who has been convicted of the murder, rape and kidnap of Sarah Everard, was dismissed with immediate effect following the conclusion of an accelerated misconduct hearing.

Earlier today (Friday, July 16) a hearing chaired by Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball found that the conduct of PC Couzens, 48, who was attached to the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct.

He was dismissed without notice.

Last Friday (July 9), Couzens pleaded guilty to Ms Everard’s murder, having previously admitted her kidnap and rape.

"Couzens has betrayed everything we, the police, stand for and following his guilty pleas and convictions I have dismissed him today," AC Ball said.

Surrey Comet: Sarah Everard. Image via Met PoliceSarah Everard. Image via Met Police

"All of us in the Met are horrified, sickened and angered by this man’s crimes. Sarah was a young woman who had her life cruelly snatched away from her.

"I know she is sorely missed by so many people and our thoughts remain with her loved ones. We are so profoundly sorry," she added.

As News Shopper reported previously, Couzens kidnapped Sarah as she walked home alone from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, on the evening of March 3.

The sexual predator, who had clocked off from a 12-hour shift that morning, went on to rape and strangle the 33-year-old marketing executive.

Couzens wiped his phone just minutes before he was arrested at his home in Deal, Kent, on March 9.

A week after she disappeared, Sarah's body was found in a woodland stream in Ashford, Kent, nearby land owned by Couzens.

The killing sparked a wave of protests against gender violence in the UK and spawned the Reclaim These Streets social movement that continues to challenge violence against women in society.