Couzens shopping trip to BP garage after murdering Sarah Everard
By 1.03am and 2.43am, the killer returned to central Dover with Sarah Everard still in his Seat.
The CPS said they "simply can't say whether it was approximate to the rape or in the hour or two after that" that Sarah Everard was killed.
The Old Bailey heard there had been no offer of explanation from Couzens.
But the prosecution suggest that by 2.31am - when the Seat activated an ANPR camera on the A20 Limekiln Street in Dover - by this point that Sarah Everard is likely to have been murdered.
Mr Little said this is because at 2.34am the defendant went to BP Dover South Services on Limekiln Street and bought:
- two bottles of still water
- an apple juice
- a Lucozade Orange
- a carrier bag
Mr Little added: "There is no CCTV from the petrol station at the relevant time due to a system upgrade having taken place, after which, inadvertently the system was left switched off for a period of time.
However, the defendant was not to have known that and to have left her alive - even in the boot of the Seat - would have been foolhardy."
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