Owami Davies: Three men bailed after murder arrests in hunt for missing nurse

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Owami Davies: Three men bailed after murder arrests in hunt for missing nurse

Three men have been bailed as police renew their appeal for the whereabouts of missing nurse Owami Davies.

One 22-year-old man is still in custody charged with suspicion of kidnap of the 24-year-old last seen shopping with an unknown man on July 7.

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder, aged 27 and 23, and a 32-year-old arrested on suspicion of kidnap have been bailed to return to a police station in early September.

Owami’s mother 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. 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.”

Ms Davies left her family home in Chafford Hundred, near Grays in Essex, on July 4, saying she was going to the gym. However she was last seen on CCTV 29 miles away at a shop in Derby Road, West Croydon, at 12.03am on July 7.

CCTV image of Owami Davies in a shop on Derby Road, West Croydon on July 7 (Metropolitan Police/PA) (PA Wire)
CCTV image of Owami Davies in a shop on Derby Road, West Croydon on July 7 (Metropolitan Police/PA) (PA Wire)

Detectives want to speak to the driver of a white van that was parked in Derby Road, saying Ms Davies was with a man and crossed the road as it pulled out.

They say the van driver would have had a good opportunity to see them both clearly and are appealing for this possible witness to come forward.

Mrs Davies said her daughter had about two months left of her studies, having recently secured a job with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.

The student “loved what she was doing” working in A&E during the pandemic and was interested in doing research on diseases.

Mrs Davies added Owami’s disappearance was out of character. She had tickets to last month’s Wireless Festival still at home and the family planned holidays to Spain and Disneyland Paris in January.

DCI Penney added: “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.

“As a result of extensive CCTV enquiries we have a clearer idea of Owami’s movements, but we still need the public to contact us and tell us what they know.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police incident room on 020 8721 4622. You can also call 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote reference 22MIS025307.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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