Richard Okorogheye: Mum of missing Ladbroke Grove boy, 19, has ‘no idea’ why he was last seen in Epping

The mom of missing scholar mentioned her son has ‘by no means been to’ an Essex space after he was captured on CCTV strolling alone in Loughton at 12.39am on Tuesday, March 23.

Richard Okorogheye, a scholar at Oxford Brookes University, was seen on CCTV on Smarts Lane strolling in the direction of Epping Forest.

“If I mentioned I knew why he was there, I’d be mendacity,” Richard’s mom Evidence Joel instructed My London.

She added: “I do not know in any respect. He would not have any mates or household there as I do know.

“I do not know why he’d be in that space at the moment. He’s by no means gone in that space earlier than.”

Richard has been missing since March 22

Richard’s shut pal and neighbour Hala Mohamed additionally mentioned Richard is not identified to have any mates in Essex or beforehand go to the world.

Police have begun looking for Richard in Epping Forest deploying canines and horses in a bid to seek out the missing 19-year-old.

Police probe taxi who drove teen to Essex

Police horses have been dropped at Epping Forest.

Ms Joel mentioned police are additionally investigating the taxi journey that took him to the Loughton space from West London.

According to Richard’s mom police need to collect extra particulars in regards to the journey from the taxi driver.

Ms Joel mentioned: “It’s so scary, no matter it’s. It’s arduous, it’s extremely troublesome, when your youngster is missing.”

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A spokesperson from Richard’s college, Oxford Brookes mentioned in assist: “We are conscious of the missing individual report and share issues for Richard’s welfare. We have shared the enchantment for data on our social media channels and are supporting police enquiries.”

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Richard’s mom says he has no mates or household in the Essex space

Detective Superintendent Danny Gosling, Head of the Met’s Central West Public Protection unit, mentioned: “Our seek for Richard is constant at tempo at present – we’re doing all that we are able to to find him and convey him dwelling to his household, who miss him dearly.

“Today’s searches are targeted primarily in and across the Epping Forest space and native residents will discover an elevated police presence whereas we feature out our enquiries. We have additionally been making door-to-door enquiries and leafletting the Smarts Lane space.

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“The assist from the general public thus far has been superb so thanks. I’m asking everybody to please watch the CCTV we’ve launched – do you recognise Richard or have any data which will assist with our enquiries? Please test doorbell cams and sprint cam footage and get in contact. No element is simply too small.

”At this stage we don’t know why Richard has come to Loughton, there isn’t a clear motive, however we hope our enquiries will assist us discover out why.

“Again for those who may also help with any details about this please contact us.”

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