Owami Davies: Fifth man arrested over disappearance of student nurse as Met renew appeal

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Owami Davies: Fifth man arrested over disappearance of student nurse as Met renew appeal

A fifth man has been arrested over the disappearance of student nurse Owami Davies as the Met Police renewed an appeal for information.

Ms Davies, 24, was last seen just after midnight in Derby Road, West Croydon on Thursday July 7.

She had left her family home in Grays, Essex three days earlier on Monday July 4.

On Sunday, the Met confirmed that five people had been arrested - two on suspicion of murder and three on suspicion of kidnap.

The most recent was a 33 year-old man arrested on suspicion of kidnap on Saturday.

Four of those arrested have since been released on bail.

Detective Chief Inspector 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.

“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.”

Owami’s mother Nicol Davies has made public appeals through the police for help finding her daughter.

She said: “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.”

Miss Davies was nearing the end of her studies and had secured a job with Guy’s and St Thomas’ health trust, her mother said.

She had worked in A&E during the Covid pandemic and was interested in doing research on diseases.

Miss Davies, who is nicknamed “Princess” due to her love of Disney, had family holidays planned to Spain and Disneyland Paris.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4622.