Owami Davies: New CCTV of missing student nurse in Croydon released by police 12 hours after previous sighting

Detectives from the Met Police specialist crime command have uncovered new video footage of Owami, wearing a distinctive red Adidas top.

New CCTV has been released of Owami Davies, a student nurse missing for over a month, who was last seen in Croydon.

Detectives from the Met Police specialist crime command have uncovered new video footage of Owami, wearing a distinctive red Adidas top.

The CCTV was taken about 12.30pm on Thursday, July 7 and shows Owami in a dark jacket, red t-shirt, light grey joggers, slider type shoes and carrying a white handbag.

She had left her family home in Grays, Essex three days earlier on Monday, July 4, and in the video is seen walking north on London Road, away from West Croydon.

New CCTV has been released of Owami Davies, a student nurse missing for over a month, who was last seen in Croydon. Photo: Met Police

Officers said the footage is currently the last known recorded image of Owami.

This is 12 hours later than the previous CCTV released by Scotland Yard, which showed Owami walking with a man along Derby Road, away from West Croydon station, in the opposite direction from London Road.

In the footage and images, the student nurse was wearing a white t-shirt - however in the latest CCTV she appears to have changed into a red Adidas top.

The location of the two sightings of Owami on July 7 around 12 hours apart. The first just after midnight at the West Croydon end of Derby Road - walking away from the station. The second, at 12.30pm, walking along London Road north. Credit: Google

Det Ch Insp 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.

“Please do not underestimate how important your call could be.”

He added: “CCTV enquiries are very detailed to ensure nothing is missed.

“Every time a person reaches a junction it can mean several new roads have to be examined to see which way Owami went.

Owami Davies was caught on CCTV in a shop in Croydon on the night she was last seen alive. Credit: Met Police

“If a member of the public can give us a positive sighting in a particular road, even if they just saw her walking, that could save hours of delay and be a huge help in finding what has happened to Owami.

“I want to thank all those members of the public, local businesses and partners who have already done so much to help and support this inquiry.

“Everyone I have spoken to is hoping that Owami is found safe and well and this nightmare for her family is brought to an end.

“Please, if you have information, tell us and help us.”

Owami Davies, right, and the man, left, walking as the white van pulls out in Derby Road, West Croydon, on July 7. This was the last sighting of Owami and police are keen to speak to the van driver. Credit: Met Police

South Area Commander Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, said: “I can assure you 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 to 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.”

The Met’s Specialist Crime Command is leading the investigation to establish what has happened to Owami.

Five people have been arrested during the course of the investigation for offences of suspected murder or kidnap.

All have since been released on bail, whilst the investigation team follow up on further enquiries.

Anyone with information should call the 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