Richard Okorogheye: Police divers be a part of seek for lacking scholar in Epping Forest

Specialist divers are helping with the search for missing student Richard Okorogheye. Pics: Met Police

2021-04-05 00:39:00

Specialist police divers have been deployed to seek for clues within the disappearance of Richard Okorogheye.

Mr Okorogheye left his household residence on the night of twenty-two March in Ladbroke Grove, west London. The 19-year-old Oxford Brookes scholar was reported lacking two days later.

The underwater investigators have been seen in one of many our bodies of water in Epping Forest, with {the teenager} having final been seen in CCTV footage recorded close by.

Specialist search officers are continuing to scour Epping Forest
Specialist officers have been looking different elements of Epping Forest

Mr Okorogheye, who has sickle cell illness and is claimed to have been battling shielding throughout lockdown, was seen within the footage after taking a taxi to Loughton, Essex, within the early hours of Tuesday 23 March.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson mentioned the search of the woodland continued for a fourth day on Sunday, however that nothing of relevance to the investigation had been discovered.

Preliminary inquiries discovered that Mr Okorogheye left his residence in west London at round 8.30pm on 22 March. He was then seen boarding a quantity 23 bus heading southbound at round 8.44pm.

CCTV footage confirmed him in all black with a black satchel bag.

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The Met launched an announcement saying that he took a taxi from the W2 postcode space to Loughton, 14 miles away from the place he lives.

Extra CCTV confirmed Mr Okorogheye strolling alongside Smarts Lane, Loughton, in direction of Epping Forest at 12.39am on Tuesday 23 March.

New image of Richard Okorogheye, who went missing from west London. Pic: Met Police
Mr Okorogheye, who went lacking from west London. Pic: Met Police

Detective Superintendent Danny Gosling mentioned: “Individuals can go lacking from residence for any variety of causes. Our job is to not solid judgement however to work to seek out them and produce them residence safely.

“My message to Richard is obvious. Our solely concern is your security. You aren’t in bother and have finished nothing improper.

“In the event you learn or hear this message we might ask you to contact us, or somebody you belief, to tell us you’re protected.

“Your family members and lots of different individuals who you don’t even know, are very involved.”

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‘I feel he went to fulfill any individual’

He continued: “I’d additionally prefer to thank the general public for his or her continued help in sharing our appeals, checking doorbell and sprint cam footage and passing on any info.

“As our efforts to seek out Richard proceed, the eyes and ears of bizarre members of the general public might be important instruments in our search.”

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

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