Missing nursing student: police launch new appeal for information

Investigation calls for people who may have seen or helped Owami Davies since she was last seen in Croydon on 7 July to come forward

Missing nursing student Owami Davies

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information about the whereabouts of a nursing student missing for more than a month.

Owami Davies of Grays, Essex, left her family home on Monday 4 July and was last seen on Thursday 7 July.

Seeking ‘vital information’ to move case on

CCTV images released as part of a police investigation into her disappearance show her walking north on London Road in Croydon at about 12.30pm. It is the last known recorded image of Ms Davies.

She was wearing a dark jacket, red T-shirt, light grey joggers, slider-type shoes and was carrying a white handbag over her shoulder.

Detective chief inspector Nigel Penney, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘We are obviously concerned for the welfare of Owami and it is possible she is in the local area and in need of help.

‘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. We are only concerned for your welfare and want to make sure you are okay.

‘I would urge people to look at the photos of Owami and contact us if they have seen her or remember seeing her in the area. Your call could be the vital information that helps us find Owami safe and well.’

Appeal to white van driver in West Croydon on 7 July

Five men have been arrested in connection with her disappearance. All have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Previous CCTV images showed Ms Davies in a shop and on Derby Road in west Croydon, in the company of a man in the early hours of 7 July. Police have appealed to the driver of a white van that was parked in Derby Road to come forward, as they may have seen Ms Davies as she crossed the street.

Ms Davies was nearing the end of her studies and had secured a job with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, her mother Nicol Davies told the Press Association news agency.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference 22MIS025307, or to contact the Missing People charity in confidence by calling or texting 116 000.

Information can also be given to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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