Killer cop Wayne Couzens shot classmate aged 14 with airgun and laughed as pal screamed in agony

MURDER cop Wayne Couzens laughed as his pal screamed in agony after he shot him with an air gun aged just 14.

Warwick Lewis, 48, described the monster as a bully who enjoyed hurting others as they grew up in Dover, Kent.


He said the gun cop, who yesterday pleaded guilty to murdering Sarah Everard, liked "having fear power" over people.

Warwick also revealed how Couzens never stood up to anyone he believed would fight back.

He told the Mirror: "As soon as I saw his picture on the news I knew who it was and amazingly my first thought was I wasn't surprised. Did I think he would kill? No.

“But am I surprised he has now? Not one bit. I suppose that says a lot."

'NINJA' FANTASIES

Warwick and Couzens initially didn't get on when they met at Mount High secondary school but slowly became friends.

He told how the fiend would "controlling" and would surround himself with bullies as he was "too cowardly" to be one himself.

And Warwick revealed how the twisted cop was obsessed with action movies and dressed up as a ninja.

He said: "I think he lived in a bit of fantasy world to be honest, one of his favourite things to do was dress up in a ninja costume and hide about the place, he even had throwing stars.

“I supposed that is a typical kid thing in a way but I do think he got it in his mind he was a bit of a ninja in reality you know."

SHOT PAL 'FOR FUN'

He recalled one sinister moment when Couzens, who worked on the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command unit, sneaked an air gun into school.

The predator then shot all the windows in the classroom before later blasting a pal in the privates – leaving him screaming in pain.

Warwick said: "No one could believe what they were seeing, we were all in his house messing about and out of nowhere her just picks up the gun and shoots him.

“It was the weirdest thing, and it came from nowhere, and it was just bang, he shot him, just for the fun of it.

“We were all shocked, none of us could believe what he had just done, and he just thought it was funny.”

Couzens soon began growing more "erratic and violent" and started to miss school after growing close to a stocky U16 boxing champion.

Warwick said they stopped being friends after he and another boy were made part of a potentially violent trap.

He said: "Something was not right about that lad, it was like he enjoyed hurting others. He set that up, he lured us back there.”

BRUTAL MURDER

Couzens yesterday pleaded guilty to Sarah's murder after previously admitting he kidnapped and raped her.

The monster spun a sickening web of lies after he was arrested and claimed he snatched Sarah off the street on March 3 for a gang of "Eastern Europeans" who had threatened his family.

Couzens brazenly told officers he had been tasked with finding "another girl" after his "financial difficulties" meant he was unable to pay for a sex worker he met at a Holiday Inn in Folkestone.

He said he drove Sarah to a lay-by between Ashford and Maidstone where three men got out of a van and took the marketing executive.

The dad-of-two suggested the made-up trio had murdered Sarah – even though her body was discovered on land he owned.

His deceit unravelled when police discovered he had bought a grisly killing kit dour days after kidnapping Sarah as she walked home.

His murderous, pre-planned plot was also discovered after it emerged he had bought a grisly killing kit four days after snatching Sarah.

The monster had bought an adhesive film, carpet protector, tarpaulin, and a cargo net on March 7 from Amazon.

Couzens was also seen buying two large green rubble bags from B&Q on March 5 – the same day he called his work to say he was "suffering from stress" and was unable to work.

MONSTER IN THEIR RANKS

The predator also wiped his phone just minutes before he was arrested as part of his murderous plot.

Sarah's body had to be identified by dental records after being found in a builder's bag in woodland in Ashford, Kent.

Post-mortem results later revealed she died from a compression to the neck.

Questions are now mounting over why Couzens was even still on the force following a wave of indecent exposure claims made against him.

Shockingly, Couzens was not given enhanced vetting when he joined the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Unit in February 2020.

This was despite colleagues in the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, where he worked before the Metropolitan Police, nicknaming him The Rapist.

Twelve police officers are being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct for gross misconduct over matters relating to the case.

The watchdog is probing whether the Met failed to investigate two allegations of indecent exposure relating to Couzens just four days before he took Sarah.

A separate investigation is also ongoing into claims Kent Police failed to follow up on an allegation of indecent exposure in Dover in 2015.




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