Original article from Kent Live
More than 30 Metropolitan Police officers and staff are believed to now face disciplinary action after looking up details of the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard.
Those allegedly involved are thought to have used police computer systems without authorisation to find out details concerning the arrest of PC Wayne Couzens.
Couzens, who is a serving Met Police officer at the time, has been charged with her murder.
His trial is due to take place on October 25 later this year.
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Around 35 Met officers and civilian staff are being contacted to establish their reasons for accessing files related to Sarah Everard's case, according to The Sun.
The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards has reportedly launched an investigation into the suspected leak and is contacting those believed to be involved.
The offence of accessing police records without permission is serious and can lead to criminal charges for misconduct in public office.
Ex-Met Det Chief Insp Mick Neville told The Sun: “Anyone who has watched Line of Duty will know that the police anti-corruption squad can check who has viewed official records.
“We can only hope that the officers and staff who viewed them did so out of idle curiosity and not some dishonest purpose.”
The abduction and murder of Sarah Everard sent shock waves through the country and women's safety became the chief topic of conversation across the country for weeks.
The cause of Sarah Everard’s death remains a mystery to police more than two months on from her disappearance in Clapham.
Sarah, a 33-year-old marketing manager, went missing shortly after leaving a friend’s house to walk back home to Brixton at around 9pm on March 3.
Serving Met Police officer Couzens, 48, remains in custody charged with her murder and kidnap.