Richard Okorogheye: appeal for help find ‘struggling’ London student | London

A London mom is looking for help to find her son who has been lacking for over every week.

Student Richard Okorogheye, 19, who has sickle cell illness, mentioned he was “struggling to manage” with college pressures and had been shielding throughout lockdown, in keeping with his mom, Evidence Joel.

The Metropolitan police mentioned officers had been turning into more and more involved concerning the teenager who was believed to have left his household house within the Ladbroke Grove space of west London on 22 March. He was reported lacking on 24 March.

Joel advised the MyLondon web site: “Richard has by no means carried out something like this. Something has gone fallacious.” He would solely go away the home to go to hospital for common blood transfusions for his situation.

Joel recalled him saying he was going to go to a pal, though none of them had seen him, telling her to drive protected and that he would “see me later”, she advised the web site.

She returned house from a nursing shift at round 9pm and assumed he was in his room. She cooked him a meal however discovered he was not there when she knocked on his door and he didn’t reply his phone.

The alarm was raised after a locksmith helped her achieve entry to the room which was empty however Richard’s pockets, bus move and financial institution card had been left behind.

The teenager was final seen leaving his house and heading within the route of Ladbroke Grove, west London, on 22 March at roughly 8.30pm, police mentioned. Officers added that he was recognized to frequent London’s Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham areas.

Chief inspector Clare McCarthy, of the Met’s Central West Command Unit, mentioned: “Our officers have been working tirelessly to find Richard, utilizing all investigative alternatives and information inquiries, talking with witnesses and trawling CCTV.

“We are following each lead potential and are interesting for the general public to help us in our work.

“If you will have seen Richard, please contact police. If Richard is protected and effectively, we ask him to contact us as a matter of urgency in order that we are able to put his household’s minds comfy.”

Anyone with data is requested to name police on 101 quoting 21MIS008134, or they’ll name 999 in an emergency.

They may additionally go surfing at to move any data on to the charity Missing People.

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