Search continues for missing woman who disappeared while walking home

Monday, 8th March 2021, 1:41 pm
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 1:41 pm
Search continues for missing woman who disappeared while walking home (Photo: Met Police)

Police are searching for a missing woman who has not been seen since Wednesday last week (3 March).

Sarah Everard 33, hasn’t been seen or heard from since she left a friend’s house on Wednesday evening at around 9pm.

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Investigations are ongoing, with searches being carried out in the area of South London where she was last seen, as well as door-to-door police enquiries.

Ms Everard’s family said that her disappearance is “totally out of character” and urged anyone with information to come forward.

Where did she disappear?

Ms Everard left a friend’s house on Leathwaite Road, South London, at around 9pm and headed on to the A205 South Circular, before likely walking through Clapham Common toward her home in Brixton.

CCTV images which were handed to police show her walking alone from the junction at Cavendish Road, toward Tulse Hill, which is south of Brixton.

Police say the footage suggests she had walked through Clapham Common and on toward her home, although it is unclear if she stopped off at home.

She was last seen wearing a green rain jacket, navy blue trousers with a white diamond pattern, and turquoise and orange trainers.

Police have also said that she was likely wearing a white beanie hat and green earphones prior to her disappearance.

‘Number one priority’

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin said: “I would like to stress that there is no information at this stage to suggest anything untoward may have happened to Sarah.

“The focus remains on returning her home to her family safe and well and that is our number one priority.”

In a statement, her family said: “With every day that goes by we are getting more worried about Sarah.

“She is always in regular contact with us and with her friends and it is totally out of character for her to disappear like this. We long to see her and want nothing more than for her to be found safe and well.

“We are so grateful to the police and all our friends for all they are doing.

“We are desperate for news and if anyone knows anything about what has happened to her, we would urge you to please come forward and speak to the police. No piece of information is too insignificant.”

‘Think about whether you saw Sarah’

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Kenward said: “Sarah’s disappearance is completely out of character and understandably her family and friends are incredibly worried.

“We are also growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and have officers working round the clock to try and find her.

“I would ask anybody who was in the Clapham Common area on Wednesday night to think about whether you saw Sarah or any suspicious activity around the time of her disappearance.”

People who may have footage or were in the following areas are being urged to check cameras:

A205 South Circular around Clapham CommonCavendish RoadNew Park RoadBrixton HillBrixton Water Lane

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting CAD 3309/06MAR, or call the Missing People charity anonymously on 116 000.