The killer cop – who abducted the 33-year-old while she was walking home in March – is barely touching his prison food, according to the Sun on Sunday. Prison sources told the paper that Couzens, 48, is being constantly watched by guards over fears he “might take the easy way out”.
They added: “After pleading guilty, Couzens basically didn’t touch any food for days.
“He’s still not eating properly, barely anything at all.
“It’s clear the enormity of his crimes have finally begun to register.
“But he’s being watched like a hawk in case he tries to take the easy way out.”
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The case sparked an outcry across the country – with thousands holding vigils in the days after her body was found in woodland in Kent.
It has since emerged that Couzens had flashed fast food workers just days beforehand.
An Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) probe is currently looking into the alleged failure to investigate two reports of indecent exposure against him.
Kent Police is also being investigated by the IOPC over its response to an earlier allegation of indecent exposure in 2015.
It has since been claimed that Couzens was nicknamed “The Rapist” by colleagues while he worked at Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), which he joined in March 2011.
They gave him the name because he made some female officers feel uncomfortable, the Sun claimed.
It was also claimed that the father-of-two drove around naked in 2015 three years before he was hired by the Met.
His wife, Elena Couzens, has said what her husband did “was not human”.
But she said that she failed to spot “any signs” that he was capable of committing such crimes.
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick publicly apologised to Ms Everard’s family after his guilty plea.
She said: “All of us in the Met are sickened, angered and devastated by this man’s crimes – they are dreadful.
“Everyone in policing feels betrayed.”
Express.co.uk has contacted the Ministry of Justice for comment.