Owami Davies: Two men arrested on suspicion of murder over student nurse missing for more than three weeks

The Met Police have arrested two men aged 23 and 27 in the Croydon area on suspicion of murder.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the search for a student nurse who has been missing for more than three weeks.

Owami Davies, of Grays, in Essex, left her family home on Monday, July 4, and was last seen just after midnight in Derby Road, West Croydon, on Thursday, July 7.

Police are extremely concerned about missing student nurse Owami Davies, 24, from Grays, Essex. Photo: Met

The residential road, with a small park on one side, where the 24-year-old was last seen, leads away from the train station.

Now the Met Police have arrested two men aged 23 and 27 in Croydon on suspicion of murder.

They were arrested yesterday (Monday, August 1) and taken to a south London police station where they remain in custody.

Detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command are now leading enquiries to locate Ms Davies because they have the resources and expertise required for a complex investigation.

Derby Road in West Croydon where Owami Davies was last seen. Credit: Google

It remains a missing person’s investigation.

On Sunday, Det Con Marie Spear, from the south London’s Missing Persons Unit, said that Owami was “in a vulnerable state” when she was last seen and urged people living in Croydon to check their sheds and outbuildings.

She said: "Owami's family have not heard from her for more than three weeks and she has not turned up to work.

"We are currently treating this as a missing person investigation.

“Owami was in a vulnerable state when she was last seen and we need the public's help in piecing together her movements on the night she went missing.

"I would urge anyone who has seen her, or knows where she is, to contact police immediately.

“I'd also ask people in the West Croydon area to check their sheds and outbuildings and report anything suspicious or out of the ordinary."

Anyone with information about Owami’s whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference 22MIS025307.

Alternatively, contact the Missing People charity in confidence on 116 000.