Police have said they are “increasingly concerned” over the disappearance of a woman who has not been heard from since Wednesday night and have released a CCTV image of her.
Sarah Everard, 33, went missing as she walked home to Brixton, south London, from the Clapham Junction area on 3 March after meeting a friend.
The marketing account manager spoke to her partner for about 15 minutes while walking home but has not been heard from since, according to her friend Rose Woollard.
Woollard said her phone signal was last picked up near Clarence Avenue, between her home and where she had met her friend.
Everard was last seen wearing a green rain jacket, navy blue trousers with a white diamond pattern, turquoise and orange trainers and a white beanie hat, Scotland Yard said.
She is described as 5ft 4in, with blond hair and of slim build, and had a white iPhone and green in-ear Bluetooth headphones.
In a statement, Everard’s 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.”
Woollard described her friend as “beautiful, thoughtful and incredibly kind”.
The teacher told the online newspaper the Brixton Blog: “Sarah and I met many years ago whilst studying together at Durham University. She has always been an exceptional friend, dropping everything to be there to support her friends, whenever they need her.
“It was only recently that she was telling me the good news about her new role as a senior marketing account manager, which she was excited to start.
“It is extremely uncharacteristic of her to have gone missing, which is why we are all deeply concerned something has happened to her.”
DCI 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.”
Everard’s friends and family have posted messages on Twitter in order to support the police’s efforts to find her.
One user tweeted:
Another tweeted: “Let’s #pray for the safe return of Sarah Everard missing in #Lambeth. If you have any information then please contact police, quote ref 21MIS006196.”