Sarah Everard: 'She brought so much joy to our lives', says family of missing woman in statement

The family of Sarah Everard have described her as a "shining example to us all" and said she "brought so much joy to our lives" as they appeal for any information to help police investigation.

Hundreds of officers have been drafted in to help as searches continue in south London and Kent for Sarah Everard (Photo: Metropolitan Police).
Hundreds of officers have been drafted in to help as searches continue in south London and Kent for Sarah Everard (Photo: Metropolitan Police).

While formal identification awaits after Metropolitan Police found human remains in Kent, in a statement today, Thursday March 11, the family of Sarah Everard said:

“Our beautiful daughter Sarah was taken from us and we are appealing for any information that will help to solve this terrible crime.

“Sarah was bright and beautiful - a wonderful daughter and sister.

“She was kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable.

"She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humour.

“She was strong and principled and a shining example to us all.

"We are very proud of her and she brought so much joy to our lives.

“We would like to thank our friends and family for all their support during this awful time and we would especially like to thank Sarah’s friends who are working tirelessly to help.

“We are so grateful to the police and would like to thank them for all they are doing. We are now pleading for additional help from the public.

“Please come forward and speak to the police if you have any information. No piece of information is too insignificant. Thank you.”

Sarah, 33, was last seen on March 3 in Clapham, south London, on her way home from a friend's house.

A man arrested on suspicion of her kidnap and murder has been detained in custody.

The man – a serving Met police officer aged in his 40s – remains in custody at a London police station after an application to extend his detention was granted at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.

The man was arrested on the evening of Tuesday March 9.

A woman aged in her 30s, who was arrested at the same time on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail to return to a police station on a date in mid-April.

Sarah’s family have been informed of these developments.

Met Police say specialist officers are in place to support they family at this incredibly distressing time.

The investigation is being led by Specialist Crime detectives who are also being supported by Kent Police.

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