Missing nurse Owami Davis found ‘well and well cared for’ in Hampshire

Missing nurse Owami Davis has been found alive in Hampshire, six weeks after she went missing in South London.

Davis, 24, left his family’s home in Grays, Essex on July 4 and was last seen three days later in Croydon, South London.

Five men were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping or murder, all released on bail, but Davis appears to have suffered no harm.

Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney, who was leading the investigation, said Tuesday: My team has been working around the clock to find Owami and we are very relieved to have found her. ”

He said she appeared to be “healthy and well taken care of” and thanked the media for supporting his appeal.

Police said someone called at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday after hearing media complaints.

She was last seen on July 7 on Derby Road in West Croydon after midnight, after police searched 40,000 hours of CCTV footage to track her movements.

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Nicole Davies, the mother of missing student nurse Owami Davies, wipes tears in front of the media at New Scotland Yard in central London on August 3, 2022. (PA)

Earlier this month, her mother, Nicole, said, “I have many friends and family who love and care for Yamato and want to see her return safely. We hope to hear the news that you will be back with us.”

Investigation handed over to Met by Essex Police

Her family reported her missing to Essex Police two days after she left home, but an investigation was turned over to the Metropolitan Police on 23 July.

It was later revealed that police officers contacted Davis on July 6, but were unaware that she had been reported missing.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said police were summoned to a Clarendon Road address in Croydon out of concern for the welfare of a woman, but said the woman had not asked for help and left before an ambulance arrived. rice field.

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Police search for missing nurse Owami Davis outside the grounds of Derby Road, West Croydon, South London, 3 August 2022. (PA)

The matter was referred to the Independent Police Action Service.

Essex Police have released a statement outlining their role. They said, “When someone is reported missing, an assessment is made to identify the person’s risk of harm, including information about age, current mental health, and vulnerability to exploitation.”

“Publishing a photo of someone and announcing that they are missing shows that person is vulnerable, just by the fact that they are being announced as missing. If we can find that vulnerability without exposing it to that level of public scrutiny, we will try to do so. they added.

PA Media contributed to this report.

Chris Summers


Chris Summers is a UK-based journalist with a wide range of national coverage, with a particular interest in crime, police and law.