Sarah Everard: Renewed appeal for dashcam footage five days after disappearance

Katherine Johnston (08 March, 2021)

Were you driving near Poynders Road around 9.30pm last Wednesday?

42828Sarah Everard

Detectives have renewed their appeal for CCTV and dashcam footage from the time of Sarah Everard’s disappearance, saying they are focusing on the Poynders Road area where she was last sighted.

Thirty-three-year-old Sarah Everard disappeared on her way home from Clapham to Brixton last Wednesday, March 3, after visiting a friend. 

Police have now identified CCTV footage of her in Poynders Road about half way through her planned journey.

The alarm was raised the following day when she did not turn up to an arranged meeting with her partner on Thursday. 

She has now been missing for five days, with her family describing the disappearance as completely out of character.

Today the Met thanked the public for the response to their appeal, saying more than 100 calls had been received so far.

Detectives are conducting extensive CCTV enquiries, and have visited 750 homes in the area where she went missing. 

Search and rescue teams are continuing to search parks and other open spaces.

The clothes Sarah was wearing at the time of her disappearance, with her make of phone and headphones

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin said: “We have seen an overwhelming response from the public not only in terms of information that has come into us; but also how social media is being used to share the appeals far and wide. 

“I would like to thank the public for the support they have provided. It is clear that everyone wants to help us to find Sarah safe and well.

“We have seized a number of CCTV recordings but we know that there are likely to be many more out there. 

“Please, even if you’re not sure, check your doorbell or CCTV footage just in case it holds a clue. 

“I’m also asking delivery drivers or anyone with dashcam footage who would have been in the Poynders Road area at approximately 9.30pm on Wednesday to come forward.

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

“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.”

Sarah left a friend’s home in Leathwaite Road through a back gate onto the A205 South Circular and began walking to her home address in Brixton at around 9pm on Wednesday.

She is thought to have walked across Clapham Common and was expected to arrive home approximately 50 minutes later. It is unclear if she returned to her home address. She has not been seen or heard from since.

She was identified on CCTV footage, alone, walking on the Poynders Road (A205) from the junction with Cavendish Roadin the direction of Tulse Hill.

The investigation continues to be treated as a missing person’s enquiry but due to its complex nature and concerns for Sarah’s welfare, it is being led by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Anyone who has seen Sarah or who has information that may assist the investigation should call the Incident Room on 0208 785 8244.

Information can also be submitted online using the Major Incident Portal or, to remain anonymous, calling Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

A CCTV image of Sarah Everard on the night of her disappearance

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