As part of a renewed call for information, police searching for a missing student have published CCTV photographs taken the night he went missing. Harvey Parker, a 20-year-old student from Lambeth in south London, was last seen leaving Heaven nightclub near Charing Cross station at about 02:15 GMT on Friday. He can be seen on CCTV strolling down Craven Street before heading south towards the Embankment.
Calls to the University of York student went unanswered, and his family is growing increasingly concerned concerning his welfare. Met police confirmed there is no reason why he might go missing and said,
We have not been able to speak to Harvey on his phone and we are not aware of any reason why he should not be in contact with his family.
Vanished in thin air?
Harvey is described as having a slim physique and short black hair. He is 5ft 8ins tall and of mixed heritage. Harvey's mother, Amanda Armstrong, described him as a beautiful, kind, cheerful, music-loving autistic young guy. She said,
He has high functioning autism, meaning he doesn't necessarily read a situation in the same way that others do. This makes him vulnerable in certain situations.
Harvey is said to have attended a Lil Simz concert in Brixton, South London before he visited the nightclub that night. Met reported,
Both his family and police are extremely worried by his disappearance and we are asking for anyone who may have seen Harvey after he left the club, or has any other information, to call police immediately.
Helping hand needed
Harvey’s mother believes it is very out of character for him to just disappear like this and not show up for work. Harvey is not even active on social media and that breeds more doubt about his whereabouts. The University of York also posted a plea requesting anyone with knowledge to come forward on Twitter and said,
We are currently very concerned about the welfare of Harvey PARKER who was last seen on the 16th December 2021 at Heaven Nightclub at Charing Cross. If you have any information which may help us, find Harvey, please contact us and quote Ref 21MIS039522
Anyone with information can contact 101 or tweet @MetCC with the reference number CAD 3134/18DEC21.