Original article from Kent Live
Wayne Couzens, the former police officer who murdered Sarah Everard, has reportedly stopped eating in prison and is being watched by officers around the clock.
The 48-year-old from Deal has shown signs of depression and is said to be barely touching the food given to him in jail.
Officers at the jail are watching him 24 hours a day over fears that he may take his own life.
Couzens is in custody in Belmarsh prison while he awaits sentencing for the abduction, rape, and murder of Sarah Everard.
He was arrested at his home in Deal on March 9, before pleading guilty to Sarah's rape and murder.
An unnamed source told The Sun : “After pleading guilty, Couzens basically didn’t touch any food for days. He’s still not eating properly, barely anything at all.
“It’s clear the enormity of his crimes have finally begun to register."
Couzens, who worked as an armed police officer before being sacked by the Met Police, could get a whole life sentence when he appears in court in September for sentencing.
The death of Sarah, a 33-year-old marketing executive, sparked protests and vigils across the country over anger about women's safety.
Sarah was kidnapped on her way home from a friend’s house in Clapham on March 3.
The Met Police is being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) over not having acted earlier on reports of indecent exposure made against Couzens.
Kent Police’s response to an allegation of indecent exposure by Couzens in 2015 is also being looked into by the IOPC.