Sarah Everard: London police search ponds for missing woman

Police have today been searching ponds at Clapham Common as the hunt for 33-year-old Sarah Everard goes into its third day.

Sarah Everard has not been seen since she left a friend’s house in Clapham on Wednesday night and walked back to her home in Brixton.

And her family today released a desperate appeal for information as cops continue to hunt for Sarah – including in bodies of water.

Her family said: “With every day that goes by we are getting more worried about Sarah.

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“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.”

Sarah’s sister, Katie, added on Facebook: “No words. Please share and contact me if you hear anything.”

On Wednesday night, Sarah left a friend’s house in Leathwaite Road in Clapham about 9pm.

She headed through a back gate onto the A205 South Circular before she is believed to have walked across Clapham Common.

The marketing manager had spoken to her partner on the phone for about 15 minutes, and has not been heard from since that point, according to her friend Rose Woollard.

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Sarah was last seen wearing a green rain jacket, navy blue trousers with a white diamond pattern and turquoise and orange trainers.

She was also thought to have been wearing green earphones and a white beanie hat.

Police said it was not clear if she had returned to her home in Brixton.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Kenward, from the Central South Public Protection Team, said: “Sarah’s disappearance is completely out of character and understandably her family and friends are incredibly worried.

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“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.”

Specialist officers and volunteers from London Search and Rescue are carrying out searches in the area of Clapham Common and the walking route between Clapham and Brixton.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 3309/06MAR.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling the Missing People charity on 116 000.

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