Police have released new CCTV footage of Owami Davies, a trainee nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ who has been missing for over a month.
Officers are hoping that the new footage – the last available sighting of Ms Davies – will help bring some new witnesses forward.
The CCTV footage, which police have only just uncovered after looking through many hours, was taken about 12:30pm on Thursday, July 7. The previous last sighting was in the early hours of that morning.
The new footage shows Ms Davies in a dark jacket, red t-shirt, light grey joggers and sliders. She was carrying a white handbag over her shoulder. Ms Davies is seen walking north on London Road, in Croydon away from West Croydon and towards Norbury.
South Area commander for the Met and chief superintendent Dave Stringer said: “I can assure our community that all we can do to find Owami is being done. We are working closely with our colleagues in Specialist Crime, who are used to dealing with large, complex investigations and we are providing them all the assistance we can in this extensive inquiry. Everyone, I am sure, is hoping that Owami is safe and well and this nightmare for her friends and family will finally end.
“We understand the real anxiety that is currently felt in our community and we have additional officers patrolling to reassure you. Please do take the opportunity speak to these officers about your concerns, they are there to help you and answer any questions you may have. Lastly, I would like to express my thanks to everyone who has helped us, and is helping us, to find Owami. We truly appreciate the outstanding support we have received from both our community and our partners.”
Ms Davies had left her family home in Grays in Essex three days earlier.
Five people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and three on suspicion of kidnap in connection with her disappearance, with the most recent arrest on August 6. All of them have been released on bail.
A spokesperson for Guy’s and St Thomas’ said: “We are very concerned about our missing colleague Owami Davies who is a student nurse at our Trust.
“We want to encourage anyone who may have any information, no matter how insignificant, to contact the police”.
Anyone with information should call the police incident room on 020 8721 4622 where detectives are waiting to speak to you. Information provided will be handled sensitively and anyone who comes forward to assist officers will be given every support.
Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers. They are separate from the police, they do not trace calls or monitor IP addresses. To contact them, either call 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org