A ‘gifted music student’ is still missing after he vanished after a night out two weeks ago.
Harvey Parker, 20, has been missing since the early hours of December 17 when he was last seen on CCTV leaving Heaven nightclub at 2.15am.
His family, who made a heartbreaking public appeal for him to come home shortly before Christmas, desperately await information on his whereabouts.
Here’s everything we know two weeks after his disappearance.
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On Thursday December 16 Harvey had been to a Lil Simz concert at the O2 Academy in Brixton.
He then returned to his family home in Waterloo to change outfit before heading to the LGBTQ+ nightclub, Heaven, in Charing Cross.
CCTV footage released by Lambeth Police captured him leaving the nightclub at 2.15am and entering Craven Street before walking south toward the Embankment.
CCTV of Harvey leaving Heaven nightclub was released by the Met Police yesterday showing the young man head towards Embankment
Police began to search the River Thames on December 22 after it was suggested he may have entered the water near Golden Jubilee Bridge, however, there were no reports of him being found.
Met Police have said that there is no evidence to suggest a third party has been involved in his disappearance.
Harvey’s mum, Amanda Parker, said she could see no reason why he would go missing.
She told Metro : “Just before we went to bed Harvey came back and was really upbeat and very positive about the concert and had a good time.”
She said she assumed he had gone to work at the Theatre Royal Stratford East after he didn’t come home from his night out, but after he didn’t come back in the evening and didn’t attend work she reported it to the police.
Harvey Parker was last seen on December 17
(Image: Lambeth Police)
Speaking to BBC London she said: “He has high-functioning autism so he is really fun to be around but he may not be receiving information or making the same of it as others do.
“This makes him vulnerable in certain situations.”
Directly appealing to Harvey, she said: “If you are seeing this please just come home.”
His mum described him as a ‘phenomenal musician’ with lots of friends.
She said: “Harvey’s very musically accomplished and very academically gifted and really confident. The flute is Harvey’s first instrument, along with the oboe, piano and organ. Harvey’s a phenomenal musician. Harvey is very engaging, has lots of friends and is quirky.
“At the same time Harvey’s very vulnerable and can misread a situation and get overwhelmed.
“Harvey can’t necessarily read social situations and is outgoing – and that’s when autism really comes into play, because what to do next would be a real challenge.”
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Lucy O’Connor, Detective Chief Inspector from Central South Safeguarding Unit said: “We are doing all we can to find Harvey, and working closely with our colleagues in the Marine Policing Unit.
“We are keeping Harvey’s family fully informed of any developments; and the thoughts of my colleagues and I are with them at this distressing time.
“We would also ask that media avoid any speculation while the enquiry continues.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC. Please quote CAD 3134/18DEC21.
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