‘It is so hard at Christmas’: Mother’s desperate plea for missing Lewisham daughter to come home


London mother is “desperate” to have her daughter return home for Christmas after she went missing earlier this month.

Metropolitan Police have issued a fresh appeal for information to find Lewisham woman Maureen Gitau, 24, after she was reported missing on December 10.

Maureen was last seen leaving her home in Evelyn Street around 8pm on December 5.

Her mother Jane said: “It is so hard not to have Maureen at home with us, especially at Christmas.

“Maureen is much-loved and is such an important part of our lives. We are desperate to have her back home with us.

“If anyone knows where Maureen is, let us know. Maureen – please come home to us.”

Police are appealing for the public’s assistance to help find Maureen.

Maureen has links to the Lewisham, Charlton, Woolwich and Deptford areas.

Detective Sergeant Clare Espline said there is no evidence that Maureen has “come to any harm”, but the longer she remains missing and out of contact, “the more concern grows amongst her family and friends”.

“Since Maureen was reported missing a great deal of work has gone into trying to locate her including speaking to those who know Maureen, mobile phone work and checking any known addresses Maureen could have links to.

“Unfortunately, this work has yet to lead to us locating her.“If you can help us find Maureen then please get in contact immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote 22MIS043761. For an immediate sighting of Maureen you can call 999.

Evening Standard