Met Police report that officers have arrested a man at an address in Kent on Tuesday evening, 9 March, in connection with the disappearance of Sarah Everard.

He has been taken into custody at a London police station where he remains.

The man is a serving Metropolitan Police officer.

Missing: Sarah Everard

A woman has also been arrested at the same location on suspicion of assisting an offender. She has also been taken into custody at a London police station.

The Directorate of Professional Standards is aware.

Sarah’s family has been kept updated of these developments.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin said: “This is a significant development in our inquiry. This is a fast moving investigation and we are doing everything we can to find Sarah.

“We have seen an overwhelming response from the public and I repeat my request for anyone with information that may be relevant to come forward, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”

Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said: “The arrest this evening is a serious and significant development. We will continue to work with all speed on this investigation but the fact that the arrested man is a serving Metropolitan Police officer is both shocking and deeply disturbing.

By Ed