Police investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old man after visiting a central London nightclub last week have started searching the River Thames after examining CCTV footage.
Scotland Yard said the search for Harvey Parker was ordered after officers found images suggesting he may have “entered the water” near the Golden Jubilee pedestrian bridge which connects the Embankment to Waterloo. In a statement, he added: “At this stage of the investigation, there is no indication that there is any third party involvement. “
Parker, from Lambeth in south London, was seen leaving Heaven Nightclub alone near Charing Cross station in Westminster around 2.15am last Friday.
ICD Lucy O’Connor, from the South Central Rescue Unit, said: “We are doing everything we can to locate Harvey and are working closely with our colleagues in the Marine Police Unit.”
She added, “We keep Harvey’s family fully informed of any developments; and the thoughts of my colleagues and I are with them at this difficult time. We also ask the media to avoid speculation while the investigation continues. “
Police released CCTV footage of Parker on Tuesday after he left the nightclub. They then showed him entering Craven Street and walking south towards Embankment. He has not been seen since.
DS Dick Nation, also from the South Central Rescue Unit, said: “This is a terrible ordeal on Harvey’s family and friends and I urge anyone who has seen him or has information to contact immediately. the police.”
The Theater Royal Stratford East tweeted that Parker was a staff member and appealed for help in locating him.
A friend said the York University music student attended a Little Simz concert in Brixton, south London, before heading to Heaven nightclub.
Parker’s relatives have also taken to social media for help in locating him.