Sarah Everard: Police speak to 'over 750 people' as search continues

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image captionThe last confirmed sighting of Ms Everard was 30 minutes after she left her friend's home in Clapham on 3 March

Detectives searching for a missing woman last seen five days ago have "spoken to over 750 people" for information.

Sarah Everard was last spotted on CCTV walking alone in Clapham, south London, along the A205 Poynders Road, from the junction with Cavendish Road, in the direction of Tulse Hill.

Police have received more than 100 calls from the public since Wednesday.

The Met said efforts to find Ms Everard continue "at pace".

Det Ch Insp Katherine Goodwin said: "This is definitely a missing person investigation at the moment, but I remain open-minded as to all possibilities in the investigation.

"We are currently knocking on doors. We've spoken to over 750 different people and addresses have been visited.

"I want to remain clear that at this time we have no information to suggest that Sarah has come to any harm and we retain an open mind as to the circumstances.

"We share the wish of her family and friends to have her back safely with her loved ones."

The Met said the investigation continued to be treated as a missing person's inquiry, but due to "its complex nature", it is being led by specialist crime command detectives.

Ms Everard was last seen at about 21:30 GMT on Wednesday - 30 minutes after she had left her friend's home in Leathwaite Road, Battersea.

Her walk home to Brixton was expected to have taken her 50 minutes.

Police said it was unclear whether she returned to her home address but think she may have walked across Clapham Common.

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image captionMs Everard was wearing clothes and earphones like these when she was last seen

In an earlier statement, Ms Everard's family said: "With every day that goes by we are getting more worried about Sarah.

"We long to see her and want nothing more than for her to be found safe and well.

"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."

Det Ch Insp Goodwin urged people to check any dashcam or doorbell cameras for sightings of her, particularly along these roads:

  • Brixton Water Lane
  • The A205 South Circular around Clapham Common
  • Cavendish Road
  • New Park Road
  • Brixton Hill

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