Met police officer arrested following disappearance of woman in London

Sarah Everard was last seen on March 3

There has been a huge effort to find her in the past week, but overnight police revealed they had made an arrest - of a serving Metropolitan Police officer - in connection to the case.

Police have arrested a serving police officer in connection with the missing woman, Everard who went missing last Wednesday while walking home in south London.

Ms Everard is thought to have walked through Clapham Common towards her house in Brixton - a journey which should have taken around 50 minutes.

He remains in custody this morning, as does an unnamed woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave said: 'The arrest this evening is a serious and significant development.

He said the family was "really grateful and appreciative" of the help they have been receiving in the hunt and he paid tribute to the police and local community response - especially Sarah's friends - and thanked people for "all the social media shares".

Metropolitan Police raise the alarm over Ms Everard's disappearance, saying it was "totally out of character" for her not to be in contact with family and friends.

More than 120 calls have been received and 750 homes in the area have been visited as part of the investigation, the Met said.

Police have released new images of missing woman Sarah Everard as they continue their search almost a week after she vanished.

A frantic search was launched, and investigating officers earlier this week cordoned off a block of flats in Poynders Road, where Ms Everard was last seen.

The 33-year-old marketing executive was last seen that night at around 9:30 p.m. via a doorbell camera in Clapham, in southwest London, the BBC reported.

"This is a fast-moving investigation and we are doing everything we can to find Sarah", said Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin.

Sniffer dogs were used to search the nearby Oaklands Estate and gardens while police lifted covers and searched drains along the A205.

She said: "We've released two new images of Sarah as we continue to search for her".

Ms Everard, who is originally from York and attended Durham University, was last seen wearing a green rain jacket, navy blue pants with a white diamond pattern, and turquoise and orange trainers.

Teams of police and volunteers have also been searching Clapham Common.

Over 120 calls have so far been received from members of the public; information from which is now being assessed by officers as part of their extensive enquiries. She is also believed to have been wearing green earphones and a white beanie hat.

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