Police difficulty direct attraction to lacking Richard Okorogheye: ‘Our solely concern is your security’

2021-04-03 15:29:35

Police investigating the disappearance of Richard Okorogheye have appealed on to the coed to get in contact, saying: “Our solely concern is your security.”

Richard was reported lacking on 24 March, two days after he left his household house within the Ladbroke Grove space of west London. 

The 19-year-old, who has sickle cell illness, had been shielding for the reason that onset of the pandemic final March, solely leaving the home for medical causes. He had just lately advised his mom, Proof Joel, that he was “struggling to manage”. 

Richard didn’t take his remedy or any cash when he left his house on the night of twenty-two March. 

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He was final seen on CCTV in Loughton, Essex, within the early hours of Tuesday, March 23, strolling in the direction of Epping Forest.

As searches across the forest enter their third day, the Metropolitan Police issued a recent attraction on Saturday, urging Richard to contact the pressure or somebody he trusts.

Detective Superintendent Danny Gosling, head of the Met’s Central West Public Safety Unit, mentioned: “Folks can go lacking from house for any of variety of causes. Our job is to not forged judgment however to work to search out them and produce them house safely.

“My message to Richard is obvious: Our solely concern is your security. You aren’t in hassle and have carried out nothing unsuitable.

“For those who learn or hear this message we might ask you to contact us, or somebody you belief, to tell us you might be protected. Your family members, and lots of different individuals who you don’t even know, are very involved.

“I’d additionally wish to thank the general public for his or her continued assist in sharing our appeals, checking doorbell and sprint cam footage and passing on any info. As our efforts to search out Richard proceed, the eyes and ears of bizarre members of the general public will probably be important instruments in our search.”

The Met mentioned that searches round Epping Forest, supported by Essex police, have to date been unsuccessful to find something related to the investigation, however officers are protecting an open thoughts in regards to the whereabouts of Richard. 

On Sunday, an attraction shared by police asking the general public for any info was added to the various others shared by Richard’s associates on social media. 

The attraction has been shared 1000’s of instances, together with by singer Dua Lipa, photographer Misan Harriman and creator Bonnie Greer.

Ms Joel mentioned Richard advised her he was going to go to a buddy’s home and can be again later – however he by no means returned house. None of his associates mentioned they’d seen him that night time.

On Thursday, police mentioned there had been ‘no exercise’ on Richard’s cell phone since he went lacking 12 days prior. 

CCTV footage exhibits Richard was sporting all black and had a black satchel bag with a white Adidas emblem, worn throughout his decrease again.

He was captured on CCTV strolling alone on Smarts Lane, Loughton, in the direction of Epping Forest at 12.39am on Tuesday March 23.

Anybody with info is requested to name police on 101 quoting 21MIS008134.

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