The parents of a 21-year-old student missing from Enfield have issued a heartbreaking plea for him to come home. Lucas Opanuga, 21, hasn’t been seen since around 4pm on Tuesday (February 22) when he left his family home in Southgate to go to the shops.
Lucas’s mum and dad, Larissa and Adetola, appealed directly to their son: “Wherever you are Lucas, we love you so much and we want you to be safe. Contact us to let us know that you’re safe. We really want to help you and we miss you so much.”
Police are extremely concern for his welfare and have been conducting helicopter searches of Epping Forest.
Lucas, a Portsmouth University student who returned to London on February 8, is thought to have caught a bus to Enfield on the day he went missing.
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Police enquiries suggested he was in the EN9 area on the evening of February 22 but despite extensive searches there has been no trace of him since.
Detective Sergeant Marc Robinson of the Met’s North Area Safeguarding team said: “We are doing all that we can to find Lucas and to support his family.
“On Saturday, February 26, the police helicopter was used to assist officers in a search of Epping Forest, which is near to the EN9 area where we last have any trace of Lucas. These searches are ongoing today (Sunday).
“A number of other lines of inquiry are being followed-up as a priority. We are extremely concerned for Lucas’s welfare – if you may have seen him, please get in touch immediately.”
Lucas Opanuga is 6ft 2ins tall and was last seen in a yellow hoodie
Lucas is described as a light skinned black man, 6ft 2ins tall and of slim build. When last seen he was wearing a yellow hooded top.
Anyone who may have seen Lucas is asked to get in touch with police urgently, calling 101 and quoting reference 7952/22feb.
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