Police release CCTV of student nurse who’s been missing for over a month

Owami Davies was last seen on 7th July


Police have released new CCTV footage of a 24-year-old student nurse who has now been missing for over a month.

King’s College London student Owami Davies was last seen on 7th July at 12.30pm in Croydon, south London. The Met police are appealing for information and anyone who remembers seeing her.

Five people have been arrested during the course of the investigation, which is being led by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, for offences of suspected murder or kidnap. All have since been released on bail, whilst investigators follow up further enquiries.

The CCTV images show Owami, who lives in Essex, wearing a dark jacket, red t-shirt with what looks like an Adidas logo, light grey joggers, slider type shoes and she is carrying a white handbag over her shoulder.

CCTV, 12.30 on 7th July (via Met police)

She left her family home on 4th July, three days before the new CCTV footage.

Police have previously said Owami “was in a vulnerable state when she was last seen”.

A spokesperson for King’s College London said Owami is a valued member of the university’s community. They told the BBC: “We are deeply concerned about her disappearance, and we continue to hope for her swift and safe return.

“We are keeping Owami, her family, and her friends in our thoughts during this difficult time. Our immediate priority is cooperating with the Metropolitan Police in their investigation.”

The Met’s Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney, who is leading the investigation, said: “This latest CCTV shows Owami wearing a distinctive red top and heading towards the Norbury area. I would ask members of the public who were in this area, or nearby roads, to think back and call us if they remember seeing Owami and please do not underestimate how important you call could be.

“CCTV enquiries are very detailed to ensure nothing is missed. Every time a person reaches a junction it can mean that several new roads have to be examined to see which way Owami went. If a member of the public can give us a positive sighting in a particular road, even if they just saw her walking, that could save hours of delay and could be a huge help in finding what has happened to Owami.

“I want to thank all those members of the public, local businesses and partners who have already done so much to help and support this inquiry. Everyone I have spoken to is hoping that Owami is found safe and well and this nightmare for her family is brought to an end. Please, if you have information tell us and help us.”

South Area Commander Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, said: “I can assure our community that all we can do to find Owami is being done. We are working closely with our colleagues in Specialist Crime, who are used to dealing with large, complex investigations and we are providing them all the assistance we can in this extensive inquiry. Everyone, I am sure, is hoping that Owami is safe and well and this nightmare for her friends and family will finally end.

“We understand the real anxiety that is currently felt in our community and we have additional officers patrolling to reassure you. Please do take the opportunity speak to these officers about your concerns, they are there to help you and answer any questions you may have. Lastly, I would like to express my thanks to everyone who has helped us, and is helping us, to find Owami. We truly appreciate the outstanding support we have received from both our community and our partners.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives on 020 8721 4622. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers, either call 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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All images via Met police