Owami Davies: Lacking pupil nurse may very well be sleeping tough

Owami Davies: Lacking pupil nurse may very well be sleeping tough


issing pupil nurse Owami Davies may very well be sleeping tough, detectives have mentioned.

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

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

Investigators are trawling by way of 117 reported sightings of Ms Davies, who had skilled durations of despair prior to now for which she wanted medical remedy, and had additionally used alcohol to take care of the situation.

Officers mentioned that she had used completely different names, however wouldn’t reveal what they have 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 is no such thing as a proof that she has come to hurt.

Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney up to date journalists on the investigation on Monday (Aaron Chown/PA) / PA Wire

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

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

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

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

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

Mr Penney mentioned: “On Wednesday July 6, officers have been referred to as to the Clarendon Street space of Croydon.

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

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

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

Her household and members of an Impartial Advisory Group have seen physique worn digital camera footage of the interplay, nevertheless it is not going to but be launched publicly.

Watchdog the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct is contemplating whether or not to research 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 at present engaged on the investigation, and they’re getting recommendation from the Nationwide Crime Company.

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