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Killer cop Wayne Couzens 'rewarded' with Xbox 360 in cell

Killer cop Wayne Couzens ‘rewarded’ with Xbox 360 in cell: Ex-Met Police officer was allowed to buy console as thanks for ‘good behaviour’ – but is left ‘disappointed at BAN on violent shoot ’em up games’

  • Wayne Couzens bought the console under the prison service incentive scheme 
  • Held at HMP Franklin in Durham, Couzens is believed to bought it for £165 
  • The 49-year-old was handed a whole-life jail term after murdering Sarah Everard 
  • Met officer used Covid powers to conduct fake arrest of marketing executive, 33
  • A vigil was held on the anniversary of Ms Everard’s death on Thursday

Killer cop Wayne Couzens was allowed to buy an Xbox 360 thanks to ‘good behaviour’ – but has been left ‘disappointed’ at a ban on ‘shoot-em up games’.  

Held at HMP Franklin in Durham, where he is serving a whole-life jail term, Couzens is believed to have bought the game console for £165 under the prison service incentive scheme. 

The 49-year-old used his Covid powers as a serving Met Police officer to conduct a fake arrest of Sarah Everard, 33, as she walked home from a friend’s house, before committing crimes so horrific they shocked the nation and undermined confidence in the police. 

A source told the Sun yesterday it is ‘pretty sick’ that Couzens wanted to ‘play shooter given the fact he was obsessed with guns before he killed Sarah’. 

The news comes as a vigil was held on the anniversary of Ms Everard’s death on Friday. 

Killer cop Wayne Couzens was allowed to buy and Xbox 360 thanks to ‘good behaviour’ – but has been left ‘disappointed’ at a ban on ‘shoot-em up games’


Held at HMP Franklin in Durham, pictured, where he is serving a whole-life jail term, Couzens is believed to have bought the game console for £165 under the prison service incentive scheme. A source told the Sun yesterday it is ‘pretty sick’ that Couzens wanted to ‘play shooter given the fact he was obsessed with guns before he killed Sarah’. Pictured: An Xbox

Passing sentence at the Old Bailey in September, Lord Justice Fulford said the case in which a serving officer abused his position was so exceptional that it warranted a whole life order, meaning Couzens will never be freed.

It was the first time the sentence had been imposed for a single murder of an adult not committed in the course of a terror attack. 

Couzens is said to be a gun and porn-obsessed ‘weirdo’ who was rumoured by his police colleagues to be a ‘pervert’. 

When he was just 14 he shot a classmate with his father’s air gun, laughing out loud as the boy screamed in pain.

A source told the Sun, he was ‘moaning’ about not being able to play ‘violent 18-rated games’ like Call of Duty and Gears of War.  

‘It is probably best for him that he stays in his cell away from all the other cons anyway,’ they added. 

‘But it is pretty sick that he wanted to play the shooter games.’

The family of Sarah Everard, 33, was ‘overwhelmed’ by the public’s support on the anniversary of her death

The Prison Service said: ‘Incentives schemes encourage good behaviour and prevent violence against staff.’

The married father-of-two admitted the murder, rape and kidnap of marketing manager Ms Everard, 33, in March 2020.

A crowd of mourners laid flowers and lit candles on Thursday evening at Clapham Common bandstand in south London, close to where she was kidnapped by the serving police officer, to show ‘solidarity’. 

The event was organised by the Urban Angels group, which aims to make society safer for women and non-binary people, to ‘give the community an opportunity to come together to commemorate all victims of gendered violence’.

A crowd of mourners laid flowers and lit candles on Thursday evening at Clapham Common bandstand in south London, close to where she was kidnapped by the serving police officer, to show ‘solidarity’

The event was organised by the Urban Angels group, which aims to make society safer for women and non-binary people, to ‘give the community an opportunity to come together to commemorate all victims of gendered violence’

In a statement released through the Metropolitan Police, Sarah’s family said they have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the public’s support.

Her 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.

‘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.’

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