Richard Okorogheye: Request for information as police are “increasingly concerned” about missing Oxford university student

The young man has been missing for almost a week and was last seen in Ladbroke Grove, London

Police are appealing for information regarding a student who has been missing in London for almost a week.

Richard Okorogheye, 19, from Kensington is a student at Oxford University who was last seen leaving his family home on the evening of 22 March.

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After leaving home on Monday night Mr Okorogheye was reported missing on Wednesday (24 Mar).

Richard Okorogheye: Request for information as police are “increasingly concerned” about missing Oxford university student (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

The Metropolitan Police released a statement on Sunday evening (28 Mar), saying it is “increasingly concerned” and appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

It said: ”Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing teenager Richard Okorogheye, and are asking the public for any information that may assist the police investigation to locate him.

“Richard, 19, a student at Oxford University, is believed to have left his family home in the Ladbroke Grove area on the evening of Monday, 22 March. He was reported missing on Wednesday 24 March.

“Enquiries have identified Richard leaving his home address and heading in the direction of Ladbroke Grove, W10 on 22 March at approximately 20:30hrs.”

The police also said Mr Okoregheye is known to frequent the Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham areas.

‘Working tirelessly’

Chief Inspector Clare McCarthy of the Met's Central West Command Unit said: “Our officers have been working tirelessly to locate Richard, using all investigative opportunities and data enquires, speaking with witnesses and trawling CCTV.

"We are following every lead possible and are appealing for the public to help us in our work. If you may have seen Richard, please contact police.

"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.”

What should you do if you have information?

Anyone with information relating to Mr Okorogheye’s disappearance should call police on 101 quoting “21MIS008134”, or call 999 in an emergency.

Information may also be given to the charity Missing People.