Police conduct search of River Thames for missing York student Harvey Parker

New CCTV footage indicates they may have entered the water near the Golden Jubilee Bridge

The Metropolitan Police are conducting a search of the River Thames for York student Harvey Parker who has been missing since Friday morning.

The search is being conducted following a review of CCTV in the area that indicates Harvey may have entered the water near the Golden Jubilee Bridge.

The Metropolitan Police say there is nothing to suggest that there is any third party involvement at this stage.

Detective Chief Inspector Lucy O’Connor, from Central South Safeguarding Unit, said: “We are doing all we can to find Harvey, and working closely with our colleagues in the Marine Policing Unit. We are keeping Harvey’s family fully informed of any developments, and the thoughts of my colleagues and I are with them at this distressing time. We would also ask that media avoid any speculation while the enquiry continues.”

Yesterday police released CCTV images of Harvey entering Craven Street and walking south towards the Embankment after leaving Heaven Nightclub at Charing Cross around 2:15 am on Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC. Please quote CAD 3134/18DEC21.

A list of wellbeing services available to York students can be found here as well as the Samaritans helpline. 

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