Owami Davies: Unconfirmed sighting of missing student nurse and three men arrested on suspicion of kidnapping

The Met has said there has been a second unconfirmed sighting reported of Owami Davies on the day she was last seen alive, July 7, at around 7am.

Police have revealed there has been an unconfirmed sighting of missing student nurse Owami Davies, as three men were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping.

The 24-year-old left her family home in Grays, Essex, on July 4, and was last seen on CCTV walking along Derby Road, West Croydon, on July 7.

Footage released by the police last week showed Owami walking down the road with a man.

A cordon was put up around a house in Derby Road, while forensic officers searched the property, while a neighbour told LondonWorld police had carried out a dawn raid on the property.

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

The Met has now said there has been a second unconfirmed sighting reported on the same day, July 7, at around 7am, in nearby Clarendon Road.

On Saturday, officers arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of kidnapping.

Police have now arrested five people, two on suspicion of murder and three on suspicion of kidnap, four of which have been bailed.

The police crime scene in Derby Road, Croydon, in the search for missing student nurse Owami Davies. Credit: LW

Det Ch Insp Nigel Penney, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a complex ongoing investigation involving a significant number of officers.

“We are working tirelessly to follow every line of enquiry, including extensive CCTV trawls, as we continue to search for Owami.

“We are now a month on from the last confirmed sighting of her. I cannot imagine what that time has been like for her family. We continue to provide them with whatever support we can.

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

“I am grateful for the help we have received from the public so far, but I must again appeal for anyone who has information – however insignificant they believe it might be – to get in touch.

“We are working hard to find Owami but we really do need the public’s help – our concerns that she may have come to harm are growing with each day that remains missing.”

Last week, Owami’s mum Nicol Davies said: “There are many friends and family who love and care for Owami and all of them want to see her safe return.

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

“Owami - if you see this appeal please believe you are not in any trouble, we just want you to come back to us.

“Please leave a message if you can to let us know you are okay, we are so very worried about you.“This is such a terrible time for all those who love Owami and I am pleading for anyone who can help find her to contact police.

“Every day we hope to hear the news that Owami is coming back to us, your help might make it so.”

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.