Detectives have released new information about the last sighting of missing Sarah Everard.
The 33-year-old vanished while walking to her home in Brixton, south London, from the nearby Clapham Junction area on Wednesday evening.
The marketing manager had been at a friend’s house when she left the property in Leathwaite Road around 9pm.
A fresh CCTV image – understood to have been discovered on a private doorbell-type camera – captured her walking alone along the A205 Poynders Road, from the junction at Cavendish Road, toward Tulse Hill, which lies just south of Brixton.
It appears to suggest she walked through Clapham Common and was walking towards her home, although the police said it is unclear whether she made it there.
Ms Everard’s aunt Jane Everard, from Bolton, Lancashire, told The Sun: “We’re devastated. It is so out of character for her.
“She has a very big circle of friends from Durham, where she was at university and down in London. It has been a real shock. We are all so worried.”
Teams of police and volunteers have been searching Clapham Common since Friday evening.
An extensive investigation combining searches and house-to-house inquiries is ongoing to find any further sightings of Ms Everard, the Metropolitan Police said.
The investigation is being led by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command because of the “complex nature” of the case, the force added.
Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin said: “I would like to stress that there is no information at this stage to suggest anything untoward may have happened to Sarah.
“The focus remains on returning her home to her family safe and well and that is our number one priority.
“I would like to thank Sarah’s family and friends, the local community and members of the public for their help to raise awareness of this appeal and for coming forward with information.
“I would urge anybody who has information or noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact us if you haven’t already.”
Ms Everard was last seen wearing a green rain jacket, navy blue trousers with a white diamond pattern, and turquoise and orange trainers.
She was also thought to have been wearing green earphones and a white beanie hat and is described as 5ft 4in (162cm) with a slim build and blonde hair.
Yesterday, Scotland Yard released a fresh appeal for news of Ms Everard.
In a statement, Ms Everard’s family said: “With every day that goes by we are getting more worried about Sarah.
“She is always in regular contact with us and with her friends and it is totally out of character for her to disappear like this. We long to see her and want nothing more than for her to be found safe and well.
“We are so grateful to the police and all our friends for all they are doing.
“We are desperate for news and if anyone knows anything about what has happened to her, we would urge you to please come forward and speak to the police. No piece of information is too insignificant.”
Anyone who has seen Sarah or who has information that may assist the investigation should call the Incident Room on 0208 785 8244
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