Missing nurse Owami Davies may still be in Croydon and 'in need of help'

Missing Owami Davies could still be in London, police have suggested.

The nurse had left her home in Essex in a ‘vulnerable state’ on Monday, July 4.

She was seen on CCTV three days later, on Thursday, July 7, walking on London Road, Croydon in the direction of Norbury.

The 24-year-old was wearing and a dark jacket, red t-shirt, light grey joggers, slider type shoes and carrying a white handbag over her shoulder.

The Met have now revealed that a woman matching her description was seen in the area days later.

Detective chief inspector Nigel Penney said: ‘The search to find Owami Davies continues and we are conducting searches, appeals and extensive CCTV enquiries in order to trace and find her.

‘I would remind people that even though detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating, this remains a missing person enquiry.

‘We are obviously very concerned for the welfare of Owami and it is possible she is in the local area and in need of help.

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‘We have reports of someone of Owami’s description being seen in the Croydon area in the days after she was last seen on CCTV and we sincerely hope to find her safe and well.’

‘I would also appeal to anyone who may be helping Owami, or Owami if you see this message, please be assured you are not in any trouble at all.

‘You can contact us, or a charity like Missing People on 116 000 and just speak to let us know that you are okay. Owami, your family love you and are desperate for news, they would be overjoyed to hear you are safe.’

Owami left her family home in Grays, Essex, on Monday, July 4.

Her mother, Nicol Davies, has made public appeals through the police for help finding her daughter.

She said: ‘This is such a terrible time for all those who love Owami and I am pleading for anyone who can help find her to contact police.

Her family said she had recently secured a job with Guy’s and St Thomas’ health trust and worked in A&E during the Covid-19 crisis.

Police have also thanked the Croydon community for their work to spread the word and publicise the search for the missing nurse.

Five people have been arrested in relation to the enquiry; all have since been released on bail, whilst the investigation team follow up on further enquiries.

Any information, big or small, is still welcome by police as part of the search.

Detective Penny added: ‘Your call could be the vital information that helps us find Owami safe and well.’

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 where detectives are waiting to speak with the public.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers. They are separate from the police, they do not trace calls or monitor IP addresses. To contact them, either call 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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