Sarah Everard: All police officers should be ‘re-vetted’ says former chief

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A former Met police chief superintendent has said that every officer in the UK should be re-vetted, following the sentencing of Sarah Everard’s murderer, Wayne Couzens.

Parm Sandhu told Sky News she is concerned that other officers with ‘questionable backgrounds’ could have been missed under the current vetting procedures.

Sky’s crime correspondent, Martin Brunt, reports.

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