19 year-old Richard Okorogheye has been missing since 8.40pm on Monday 22nd March after telling his mum he was going to visit a friend but none of his friends said they saw him that night.
He was last seen walking on Kensal Road in the direction of Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury’s wearing a black long sleeve top, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.
He was also carrying a small Adidas bag and is 6ft tall with a slim build. Richard has been shielding for the past 12 months due to the sickle cell disease he suffers with and would normally only leave the house to go to hospital for regular blood transfusions.
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In the last confirmed sighting on Monday, 22 March, Richard was seen boarding the 23 bus southbound in Ladbroke Grove at 20:44hrs. CCTV footage shows he was wearing all-black and had a black satchel-bag with a white ‘ADIDAS’ logo, worn across his lower back. It is unknown which stop he exited the bus.
He is known to frequent the Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham areas.
Officers are conducting increased patrols in the Kensal Road and Ladbroke Grove areas while detectives are continuing to utilise all investigative opportunities in an effort to locate Richard.
Now a week on from his disappearance, Richard’s mother is appealing directly for the public’s help in locating her son.
In a statement, Richard’s mother said: “Richard we love you and miss you very much, please can you come home. We aren’t angry at you. We just want to know that you’re okay.
“For anyone reading this, we are desperately missing our son. If you know anything or know where he might be, please come forward and speak to the police.”
Detective Chief Inspector Nicki Beecher, from the Met’s Area West Public Protection Unit, said: “Our officers are continuing to work around the clock to locate Richard and bring him home to his worried family.
“We are keen to speak with anyone who may have been around Ladbroke Grove at the time of Richard’s last known sighting as captured above – you might be able to help us trace his next steps. If you may have seen Richard, please contact police, no detail is too insignificant.
“If Richard is safe and well, we ask him to contact us as a matter of urgency so that we can put his family’s minds at ease.”
If you have any information, please call police on 101 quoting 21MIS008134. In an emergency please call 999. Via @metpolice_uk #richardokorogheye
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