Owami Davies FOUND: Relief as student nurse located after she went missing 6 weeks ago

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Ms Davies, 24, was last seen walking north along London Road, Croydon, on July 7. Concerns had been growing for her safety. But Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney from the force’s Specialist Crime Command said today: “This is clearly the outcome we were hopeful for – the finding of the missing lady, Owami Davies.”

He added: “I’d like to say she has been found safe and well outside the London area in the county of Hampshire and she’s currently with specialist officers from my team.

“She looks in good health, she’s in a place of safety, and not currently in the vulnerable state that we were led to believe she was in at the start of her disappearance.”

Met Commander Paul Brogden said all aspects of the investigation are now to be reviewed to assess whether there is any learning that the force needs to take in how Ms Davies’ case was handled.

Despite five arrests and numerous appeals for information, officers were struggling to locate Ms Davies as they trawled through 117 reported sightings.

She was found asleep in a doorway in Clarendon Road, Croydon, on July 6, while waiting for a friend, but told Metropolitan Police officers she did not need help and left.

Her family reported her disappearance, but Ms Davies had not been marked as a missing person on the police database at that time.

Mr Brogden said this would be among the aspects of the case to be looked at in the review of the investigation.

Both Mr Brogden and Mr Penney said they were “ecstatic” at the outcome of the case, with the Met Commander adding: “More importantly I’m pleased for Owami’s mother and her brother.”



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