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The Professor from Birmingham City University said Couzens’ actions were “very controlled and practised.

“They don’t suggest to me the behaviours of someone who is simply demonstrating his first offence.

“The behaviour is clearly part of his sexual fantasies.

“They don’t come all at once but in dribs and drabs.

“Everything about what happened on that night suggests to me that Couzens will have offended before.

“In the weeks leading up to the abduction and the weeks prior to the murder he was found indecently exposing himself.

“One of the biggest learning points that I keep saying: indecent exposure is a serious offence that is an indicator of more serious offences.

“He also had a nickname, ‘The Rapist’.

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“As these investigations are ongoing we are unable to go into further detail although, at this time, we have not identified anything that is of the same level of seriousness as the crimes he has been sentenced for.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may have information about any criminality they believe Couzens was involved in.”

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

Mr Couzens was not given enhanced vetting when he joined the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Unit in February 2020 and also did not serve his full two years on probation in September 2018.

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