Police watchdog won’t probe referral over Owami Davies investigation

Police watchdog won’t probe referral over Owami Davies investigation


he Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) has stated it won’t launch a probe over an “invalid” referral it acquired from Scotland Yard in the course of the Owami Davies investigation.

The police watchdog stated it was despatched a loss of life or severe harm (DSI) report in relation to contact Metropolitan Police officers had with the coed nurse after she was reported lacking on July 6.

It was filed following arrests made by the drive on suspicion of homicide throughout their seek for Ms Davies, amid rising considerations for her security.

However officers have been “ecstatic” to report the 24-year-old was discovered “secure and properly” in Hampshire on Tuesday.

Owami Davies (Household Handout/PA) / PA Media

The Met has stated it can now perform a evaluate of “all points” of its investigation into Ms Davies’ disappearance following “considerations raised across the search”.

In a press release on Wednesday an IOPC spokesperson stated: “On August 5 we acquired a compulsory loss of life or severe harm (DSI) referral from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), in relation to contact MPS officers had with Owami Davies on July 6 after she was reported lacking.

“The DSI referral was made after the drive introduced it had made arrests on suspicion of her homicide.

“Provided that Owami Davies has now been discovered secure and now we have not acquired info from the drive that Ms Davies has suffered any severe accidents, the referral doesn’t meet the factors for a DSI referral. Now we have suggested the Met that it’s invalid and due to this fact we might be taking no additional motion.”

A Twitter account linked to Ms Davies’ household stated they have been “perpetually grateful” after she was situated outdoors of London greater than seven weeks after leaving her household house in Grays, Essex.

“We the Davies household wish to specific our deepest gratitude to each one in all you wherever you’re, whoever you’re. Thanks for all of your properly needs, love hugs & ideas. Collectively we searched far & past. We’re perpetually grateful,” one submit stated.

Regardless of the arrests of 5 individuals and quite a few appeals for info, officers have been struggling to find Ms Davies as they trawled by 117 reported sightings of the 24-year-old.

The 118th report, made in response to a media attraction by a member of the general public, at 10.30am on Tuesday was the one which led to her being discovered.

Considerations have been raised about Owami Davies’ security (Metropolitan Police/PA) / PA Wire

On July 6, Ms Davies had been discovered by officers asleep in a doorway in Clarendon Street, Croydon, whereas ready for a buddy, however instructed them she didn’t need assistance and left.

Her household had already reported her disappearance however Ms Davies had not but been marked as a lacking particular person on the police database at the moment.

Met officers stated this is able to be among the many points of the case to be checked out in a evaluate of the investigation.

At a briefing with journalists on Tuesday,  Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney from the drive’s Specialist Crime Command stated officers have been “ecstatic” to have discovered Ms Davies, including: “That is clearly the result we have been eager for – the discovering of the lacking girl, Owami Davies.

“I’d prefer to say she has been discovered secure and properly outdoors the London space within the county of Hampshire and he or she’s at present with specialist officers from my workforce.”

He added: “She appears in good well being, she’s in a spot of security, and never at present within the susceptible state that we have been led to imagine she was in at first of her disappearance.”

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