Convicted murderer and rapist Wayne Couzens has been sacked by the Metropolitan Police.
The force made the announcement on Friday in light of the former officer’s admissions of guilt in court.
Couzens, 48, killed Sarah Everard, 33, in March after snatching her from the street as she walked home in Clapham, south-west London.
Scotland Yard said the decision on his sacking was made after a “accelerated” hearing held in private due to a “real risk of undermining the criminal case”.
Assistant commissioner Helen Ball said: “Couzens has betrayed everything we, the police, stand for and following his guilty pleas and convictions I have dismissed him today.
“All of us in the Met are horrified, sickened and angered by this man’s crimes.
“Sarah was a young woman who had her life cruelly snatched away from her.
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“I know she is sorely missed by so many people and our thoughts remain with her loved ones. We are so profoundly sorry.”
Couzens – who had worked as a firearms officer – pleaded guilty to Ms Everard’s murder on July 9.
He had previously admitted her rape and kidnap and will be sentenced on September 29.
The marketing executive’s body was found in woodlands near Ashford, Kent around a week after she vanished.
A court heard that she had been sexually assaulted and strangled, and she was identified using dental records.
The gun cop and Ms Everard had been “total strangers to each other” before she was grabbed, it was said, with CCTV showing the pair standing by a car with its hazard lights on just moments before.
The hire vehicle was tracked by police to Tilmanstone near Dear, in Kent, before Couzens was identified as the person who had leased it out.
He initially tried to claim in interview that he had snatched Ms Everard under pressure from an Eastern European gang after he had underpaid a prostitute.
He said he drove Ms Everard out of London and handed her over to three men alive and injured.
But his bizarre tale fell apart under questioning and Couzens eventually admitted his sick crimes.
His motive is yet to be established.
The Metropolitan Police has come under fire for its handling of the case after it emerged that a total of 12 gross misconduct or misconduct notices had been served in relation.
Questions have been asked over two alleged indecent exposure incidents linked to the killer in the days before he carried out the murder.
The force’s handling of a protest held in the wake of Ms Everard’s death over the safety of women also prompted particular anger among the public.