‘We are very worried about our mum’: Family of missing Bexley woman release urgent appeal

The family of a woman who has been missing since the beginning of December have released an urgent appeal to the public to help find her.

Taiwo Balogun, 53, who is from the Crayford area, went missing on December 1 and her last known whereabouts are believed to be in a corner shop in Crayford Road, Dartford.

Footage from a CCTV camera in the shop is being released by The Met in the hope it jogs the memory of anyone who was in the area at the time, either on foot or driving.


In a statement, Taiwo’s family said: “We are very worried about our mum. She is greatly loved and a massive part of our lives.

“We want nothing more than to have our mum at home with us safe and well. If anyone has seen or knows where she is, please can you make contact with the police. Any information could help find her.”

The Met said there is no information to suggest that she has come to harm at the hands of anyone else, however she is considered vulnerable and there is reason to believe she may be a risk to herself.

When last seen, Taiwo – who is 5ft 9ins tall – was wearing a black jacket with vertical stripes down the arms, dark trousers and black and white trainers. She was also carrying an orange carrier bag.

Police are urging anyone who thinks they were driving in the area on that Thursday afternoon to think back or check any dash cam footage if they have it.

They are also asking business owners to check CCTV to see if Taiwo came into their premises or walked by.

Any information, no matter how insignificant, may provide a vital clue as to where Taiwo may have gone and what may have happened to her.

Information can be provided by calling 101, giving the reference 6085/01DEC.

Pictured top: Taiwo Balogun handout and CCTV image of her last known whereabouts in Crayford (Pictures: Met Police)

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