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Detectives trying to track university student missing since Christmas eve

Isabel Gayther
Isabel Gayther

Detectives are still trying to track down a missing university student who failed to turn up at her family home on Christmas Day.

Scotland Yard said messages had been sent from 21-year-old Isabel Gayther's Facebook account on December 27 but "officers are yet to speak" with her.

A spokesman said: "As such, a police investigation continues with the aim of establishing that she is safe and well. Isabel is urged to contact police as soon as possible."

Miss Gayther, who lives in halls of residence in Goodwood Road, New Cross, south-east London, has not been seen or heard from since around 11.30am on Christmas Eve.

Scotland Yard said her disappearance is "extremely out of character" and her family are concerned for her safety and wellbeing.

She is known to frequent places popular with students in the New Cross and Deptford areas and has family in Oxford.

She is described as white with olive skin, long dark hair and a slim build. She was last seen wearing a dark-coloured dress.

Police said it is believed she has her phone with her but that it is unreachable, and it is not known if she has access to money or transport.

Anyone who has seen Miss Gayther or who knows of her whereabouts should call police on 101.