Sarah Everard killer Wayne Couzens auditioned for part in movie playing a gangster

WANNABE actor Wayne Couzens auditioned for a low-budget gangster flick  where he pretended to fire a gun.

 The Sun exclusively obtained an image of the moment Couzens used his mobile phone to show the director that he could handle a weapon.


It was taken in 2009 while he was a special constable and TA reservist, before he became an authorised police firearms officer.

It is understood he was offered a minor supporting role but later turned it down.

Friends who knew Couzens in his youth said he dreamed of becoming a rock star.

He was nicknamed Johnny Rotten by pals because of his ginger hair.

His arrest for Sarah’s murder shocked old friends. One said: “He’s the last person I’d expect to see linked to it.

“He was always a bit strange, he never said much. But he was still a very nice guy, completely harmless. It makes this all even more chilling and mystifying.”

Sarah Everard was abducted while walking home to Brixton, south London in March and her body was later discovered more than 50 miles away in Kent.

A post mortem report revealed she had been strangled.

Couzens, a former gun cop who served with the Met since 2018, has admitted the kidnap, rape and murder of the 33-year-old marketing executive.

Today he entered a guilty plea at the Old Bailey.


He had previously admitted charges of kidnapping and rape.

Among the ongoing investigations is a probe into alleged Met Police failures to investigate two incidents of indecent exposure linked to Couzens in London in February 2021 – just weeks before Miss Everard's disappearance.

Two officers are being investigated for possible breaches of professional standards at misconduct level.


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