CCTV images in the search for missing student Richard Okorogheye were released by the Met Police Tuesday evening (March 30) days after he went missing.

19-year-old Richard was reported missing last Wednesday, March 24, prompting a widespread search to find him.

According to police, he is thought to have left his family home in the Ladbroke Grove area on Monday, March 22.

On Tuesday evening, the Met revealed that the last confirmed sighting of Richard was later that evening on March 22.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: CCTV image showing Richard Okorogheye. Image: Met PoliceCCTV image showing Richard Okorogheye. Image: Met Police

He was seen boarding the 23 bus southbound in Ladbroke Grove at 20.44pm, police said, with CCTV footage showing him wearing all-black and had a black satchel-bag with a white ‘ADIDAS’ logo across his lower back.

He is known to frequent the Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham areas.

Met Police 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.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Richard Okorogheye. Image: Met PoliceRichard Okorogheye. Image: Met Police

In a statement, she 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, added: "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.