Watchdog investigating Met Police after officers spoke with lacking Owami Davies



he police watchdog is investigating Scotland Yard after officers got here into contact with a pupil nurse who had been reported lacking.

Owami Davies, 24, from Grays, Essex, left her household house on July 4 and was final seen simply after midnight in Derby Highway, West Croydon, south London, on July 7, however has not been discovered.

Ms Davies’s household reported her lacking to Essex Police on July 6 and the power handed the investigation to the Metropolitan Police on July 23.

On Saturday, the Met revealed its officers had spoken to Ms Davies on July 6.

Police exterior a property in Derby Highway (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) / PA Wire

In an announcement, the power mentioned officers have been known as to an handle in Clarendon Highway, Croydon, to considerations over the welfare of a lady.

Police and London Ambulance Service attended the handle and spoke to the lady however she informed them she didn’t need assist and left.

The Met later established throughout their lacking individual investigation that the lady was Ms Davies.

The power mentioned its skilled requirements physique was consulted and isn’t investigating the officers.

Nevertheless it mentioned the Unbiased Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) requested the matter to be referred to them.

In an announcement, Scotland Yard mentioned: “The Met’s Directorate of Skilled Requirements (DPS) have been consulted and as there was contact with police the IOPC have been knowledgeable.

“The IOPC has requested the matter be referred to them.

CCTV picture of Owami Davies crossing Derby Highway (Metropolitan Police/PA) / PA Wire

“The officers usually are not topic to any present investigation by the DPS.

“The interplay recorded on the officers’ body-worn video has been seen by members of the Unbiased Advisory Group and Owami’s household to make sure openness and transparency.”

The IOPC mentioned in an announcement: “We are able to verify that we acquired a referral on August 5 from the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to contact officers had with Owami Davies in Croydon on July 6, after she had been reported lacking to Essex Police.

“We’re at present assessing the out there data to find out what additional motion could also be required.”

The Met has issued a number of appeals for data over Ms Davies’s whereabouts and arrested 5 folks – two on suspicion of homicide and three on suspicion of kidnap – who have been all later launched on bail.

The power issued a recent attraction at the start of this week, saying Ms Davies may very well be in Croydon and “in want of assist”.

Owami Davies (Metropolitan Police/PA) / PA Media

On Thursday, British Transport Police (BTP) tweeted that the 24-year-old may nonetheless usually be taking trains, could seem dazed or confused and could also be in search of to interact with girls travelling alone.

BTP wrote: “We all know Owami Davies, 24, usually makes use of the rail and tube community to journey from #Grays, Essex to the #Croydon space. Usually through #WestHam and #WestCroydon stations. @metpoliceuk are dates from seventh July 2022 onwards.

“Owami should be usually travelling by rail in a susceptible state, showing dazed or confused and probably in search of to interact with different lone feminine travellers.”

The Met added: “Owami has been depressed and within the absence of her medicine could use alcohol to alleviate her melancholy.”

Members of the general public have reported a lot of potential sightings of the 24-year-old within the Croydon space and police have been scouring 1000’s of hours of CCTV attempting to confirm whether or not the sightings have been her.

The PA information company has contacted the IOPC and Essex Police for remark.

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