Lacking Owami Davies ‘may very well be sleeping tough amid 117 sightings’, say police

Lacking Owami Davies ‘may very well be sleeping tough amid 117 sightings’, say police


issing scholar nurse Owami Davies may very well be sleeping tough, detectives stated on Monday.

The 24-year-old, final seen in Croydon, on July 7, has no cash left on her Oyster card used to pay for public transport and no entry to her telephone or financial institution playing cards.

She was discovered asleep in a doorway in Clarendon Street, Croydon on July 6 whereas ready for a good friend, however advised Metropolitan Police officers that she didn’t need assistance and left.

Investigators are trawling by means of 117 reported sightings of Ms Davies, who had skilled intervals of melancholy previously for which she wanted medical therapy, and had additionally used alcohol to take care of the situation.

Officers stated that she had used completely different names, however wouldn’t reveal what they had been.

5 folks have been arrested and bailed in connection together with her disappearance – two on suspicion of homicide and three on suspicion of kidnap – however police say there isn’t any proof that she has come to hurt.

Throughout a briefing with journalists Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney stated: “There isn’t a proof that she’s come to hurt.

“We’re nonetheless hopeful that we’ll discover her alive and properly.”

Requested whether or not she may very well be sleeping tough, he stated: “We’re open to all potentialities and that’s one present working speculation, that she is in that present scenario together with her life.”

Ms Davies left her dwelling in Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex, on July 4 and was reported lacking to Essex Police two days later.

The Metropolitan Law enforcement officials who spoke to her on July 6 didn’t but know that she was a lacking particular person.

A CCTV picture of Owami Davies strolling north on London Street, Croydon away from West Croydon about 1230 on July 7 (Metropolitan Police/PA)

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Mr Penney stated: “On Wednesday July 6, officers had been known as to the Clarendon Street space of Croydon.

“There have been issues for the welfare of a lady on the location.

“Officers attended and known as the London Ambulance Service, however the girl acknowledged she didn’t need help and left.”

Her household and members of an Impartial Advisory Group have seen physique worn digicam footage of the interplay, nevertheless it won’t but be launched publicly.

Watchdog the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct is contemplating whether or not to analyze the police contact with Ms Davies that day.

The lacking individuals investigation was handed to the Metropolitan Police from Essex Police on July 23, and brought over by the Specialist Crime squad on August 1.

Round 50 officers are presently engaged on the investigation, and they’re getting recommendation from the Nationwide Crime Company.

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