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Two police officers given misconduct notices over disappearance of teenager

Written by on 08/07/2021

Two members of the Metropolitan Police have been given misconduct notices over potential failings in the disappearance of teenager Richard Okorogheye, the police watchdog has told Sky News.

Two Met officers working on the case “may have failed to pass on new and relevant information to the team responsible for missing person assessments”, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) told Sky News.

Mr Okorogheye, 19, disappeared from his west London home on 22 March. His body was found in a lake 20 miles away in Epping Forest, Essex just over a week later.

His mother Evidence Joel previously claimed she was mistreated by those handling the case.

“I told a police officer that my son was missing, please help me find him, and she said ‘if you can’t find your son, how do you expect police officers to find your son for you?'” she told Sky News at the time.

 Sky News

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