Timeline of Sarah Everard’s disappearance

A serving police officer has been arrested a week after the 33-year-old went missing.

Timeline of Sarah Everard’s disappearance

Here is a timeline of the key events in the disappearance of Sarah Everard.

– Wednesday, March 3: The 33-year-old marketing executive goes missing after leaving a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, around 9pm.

– March 6: Metropolitan Police raise the alarm over Ms Everard’s disappearance, saying it was “totally out of character” for her not to be in contact with family and friends. Police release a CCTV image of her, saying she was thought to have walked through Clapham Common after leaving her friend’s flat, heading towards her home in Brixton, a journey which should have taken around 50 minutes.

– March 8: Scotland Yard says it remains “open minded as to all possibilities” over Ms Everard’s disappearance, while confirming a missing persons investigation. Specialist officers are drafted in from across the Metropolitan Police force. Police say they have received more than 120 calls from the public on the case, and ask anyone who may have relevant dashcam or other footage to come forward.

– March 9: Police use sniffer dogs to search gardens in streets around the search site near Ms Everard’s envisaged route home and in the nearby Oaklands Estate. Officers also search a pond in Clapham Common and drains along the A205. Police also release fresh images of Ms Everard – wearing the coat in which she disappeared – as they appeal for the public’s help. Later in the day, the Met sets up a cordon around the Poynders Court housing complex on Poynders Road as part of the search, with forensics officers seen examining the area.

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The search for Ms Everard included Mount Pond on Clapham Common (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

– 9am, March 10: Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave tells journalists outside Scotland Yard that investigators really hope Ms Everard is still alive. In an unusual step, Mr Ephgrave refuses to reveal what the officer has been arrested for, and will not reveal whether the suspect is known to Ms Everard.

– 10.30am, March 10: Detectives investigating the disappearance search a home and woodland at two locations in  Kent – one on land near Ashford and the other at a property in Deal. A tent was erected at the front of a house in Freemens Way in Deal, and multiple cars were taken away by investigators. A neighbour tells  the PA news agency a police officer lives at the address with his wife and two children.

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Forensic officers outside a house in Freemens Way in Deal, Kent (Steve Parsons/PA)

-8.17pm: Met Commissioner Cressida Dick announces that what appear to be human remains have been found in woodland in Ashford, Kent. Ms Dick says that the force is not able to confirm an identity, adding this could take “considerable time”. Ms Dick says hundreds of officers and other police staff continue to work “around the clock” on the investigation.

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