Taiwo Balogun: Police issue image of missing mother on day she was last seen in Dartford

Missing mother Taiwo Balogun.  (Met Police )
Missing mother Taiwo Balogun. (Met Police )

Officers searching for a missing woman have released footage of her in a shop in Dartord on the day she was last seen.

Taiwo Balogun, 53, from Bexley went missing on December 1 and she is considered vulnerable and may be a risk to herself.

An investigation into her disappearance has confirmed that she was in a shop in Crayford Road, Dartford, close to the junction with London Road, at just before 2.30pm on that day.

Footage from a CCTV camera in the shop has been released by police to see if anyone spotted her or may have captured dashcam images.

Mrs Balogun, who is 5ft 9ins tall was was wearing a black jacket with vertical stripes down the arms, dark trousers and black and white trainers. She was also carrying an orange carrier bag.

Her family and officers are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and are calling for anyone who thinks they were driving in the area on that Thursday afternoon to think back or check any dash cam footage if they have it.

They are asking business owners to check CCTV to see if Taiwo came into their premises or walked by. They are also urging her to get in touch and to let someone know she is safe. Police do not believe she has been harmed by someone else.

In a statement the family said: “We are very worried about our mum. She is greatly loved and a massive part of our lives. We want nothing more than to have our mum at home with us safe and well. If anyone has seen or knows where she is, please can you make contact with the police. Any information could help find her.”

Any information, no matter how insignificant, may provide a vital clue as to where Taiwo may have gone and what may have happened to her.

Information can be provided by calling 101, giving the reference 6085/01DEC.