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Owami Davies: Police release new CCTV of missing woman

NEW CCTV footage of Owami Davies has emerged showing the last known images of the missing woman as Met detectives continue their search.

The student nurse was last seen in Greys, Essex on 4 July and was captured on CCTV with a man in Derby Road, west-Croydon three days later.

Five people have been arrested including three on suspicion of kidnapping and two on suspicion of murder.

The suspects have been released on bail as investigations are underway.

Ms Davies is captured on CCTV at around 12:30pm on Thursday 7 July wearing a dark jacket, a red Adidas T-shirt, light gray joggers, slider type shoes and was carrying a white handbag over her shoulder walking north on London Road, Croydon , away from West Croydon.

The 24-year-old, who was in her final year of studies at King’s College London, had recently secured a job with Guy’s and St Thomas’ health trust.

Her family described her as being in a “vulnerable state” before vanishing as her mother pleaded with the public to come forward with information.

Police have appealed for the driver of a white van seen in CCTV footage on July 7 as she crossed the road with a man to come forward with information.

Detective chief inspector Nigel Penney, who is leading the investigation, said: “This latest CCTV shows Owami wearing a distinctive red top and heading towards the Norbury area.

“I would ask members of the public who were in this area, or nearby roads, to think back and call us if they remember seeing Owami and please do not underestimate how important your call could be.’

The area’s 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.’

Women right’s campaigners have blasted the media response to the case as Ms Davies, in comparison to other missing person cases as she remains missing for a month.

Ngozi Fulani, Chief Executive of Sistah Space, domestic and sexual violence charity supporting African and Caribbean, told The Voice: It’s obvious with the mainstream media that black lives don’t matter. But above all, the violence against women and girls sector, I’ve looked on many of their websites [the charities supporting women]you get one or two posts and then they go off to someone else…if you go to their website here you have to scroll down for two and a half years before you see anybody loosely resembling black people.

“These people were organizing marches, standing up [for injustice against women] but when it comes to black women there is nothing.”

Anyone with information is being urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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