The police officer who killed Sarah Everard was allowed to buy and play an Xbox while behind bars, we have learned.
Wayne Couzens, who is currently serving a life sentence at HMP Frankland for Sarah’s murder, is in the company of Britain’s most dangerous criminals but has now been allowed to have a games console in his cell, reports the mirror.
The move was made in response to the former Metropolitan Police officer’s apparent ‘good behaviour’ since his incarceration.
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According to the report, Couzens paid £165 for the privilege of having an Xbox in his cell.
The purchase was allowed as part of a program to incentivize good behavior, but according to the source, Couzens was disappointed after he was banned from playing shooters including Call of Duty and Gears of War.
These are games that the former cop would have called “pretty sick”.
“He was mad to get the console but very disappointed that he couldn’t order the 18 rated violent games,” the source said.
“He was moaning about it and will have to settle for things like motorsport and fantasy games.”
The insider also told the Mirror that Couzens is staying away from other inmates – a move they say is “probably the best”.
“It’s pretty crazy that he wanted to play shooting games, considering he was obsessed with guns before he killed Sarah,” they said.
In a statement, the Prison Service defended Couzens’ incitement saying, “Incentive programs encourage good behavior and prevent violence against staff.”
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