Sarah Everard: Block of flats in Clapham cordoned off

Officers searching for a missing woman in south London have put up a cordon outside a block of flats near to where she was last seen.

Sarah Everard was last spotted by a doorbell camera on the A205 Poynders Road in Clapham at about 9.30pm on Wednesday.

The cordon extends along Poynders Road from Rodenhurst Road to Cavendish Road.

Detectives have released fresh images of the 33-year-old as the search continues “at pace”.

This Is Local London: The Met Police said the search for Sarah Everard "continues at pace"The Met Police said the search for Sarah Everard “continues at pace”

The Met Police said 750 homes in the area have been visited and over 120 calls have been taken from the public.

Extensive search operations for Ms Everard has seen officers delving into drains on the street where she was last seen.

Officers were seen lifting drainage grilles and using sniffer dogs outside the nearby Oaklands Estate and gardens.

Detectives continue to say they are “keeping an open mind” about her disappearance.

Det Ch Insp Katherine Goodwin said a number of CCTV recordings had been “seized”.

This Is Local London: Police officers outside Poynders Court on the A205 in ClaphamPolice officers outside Poynders Court on the A205 in Clapham

“We have committed significant resources to this investigation, with assistance coming from across the Met,” she said.

“I want to remain clear that at this time we have no information to suggest that Sarah has come to any harm and we retain an open mind as to the circumstances.

“We share the wish of her family and friends to have her back safely with her loved ones.”

Friends and relatives have issued appeals on social media to help find the marketing manager who vanished on her walk home to Brixton after visiting a friend’s flat in Leathwaite Road, Clapham Junction.

This Is Local London: Forensics outside Poynders Court on the A205 in ClaphamForensics outside Poynders Court on the A205 in Clapham

Her family have said it is out of character for her to disappear.

Women living in the area near to where she vanished told reporters they had been warned by police to be extra vigilant.

Scotland Yard said no official advice was being given to local residents, but it would remind them of “normal personal safety advice”.

Investigators are not currently linking the disappearance to reports of women being followed in surrounding areas.

Ms Everard, who is originally from York and attended Durham University, was last seen wearing a green rain jacket, navy blue trousers with a white diamond pattern, and turquoise and orange trainers. She is thought to have been wearing green earphones and a white beanie hat.

Detectives have urged people to check any dashcam or doorbell cameras for sightings of her, particularly along these roads:

The A205 South Circular around Clapham Common

  • Cavendish Road
  • New Park Road
  • Brixton Hill
  • Brixton Water Lane

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