Uber checks drivers’ GPS data near spot where missing Sarah Everard vanished

Uber is checking whether any of its cabbies were near to where Sarah Everard went missing.

The global taxi service said it was using its GPS tracking data to find out which of its 45,000 London drivers were close to the South Circular Road in the capital's south at about 9.30pm last Wednesday.

Metropolitan Police fear she may have been abducted in the area, which was the last place Sarah was seen before she vanished.

Police last night erected a 100 metre cordon along the road, indicating it could hold vital clues to Sarah's disappearance, the Mirror reports.

Earlier officers with sniffer dogs were seen searching outside the nearby Oaklands Estate and gardens in surrounding streets.

Others were lifting drain covers and searching bins along the road.

Officers have specifically appealed for motorists on that section of her route, which is not covered by CCTV, to send them dash-cam footage.

Uber said it has used the tracking software from its app in an effort to help find Sarah, 33, who was last seen in south London at around 9.30 last Wednesday.

The marketing executive, who was wearing headphones, was last seen on a doorbell camera walking alone on the Poynders Road section of the South Circular, from the junction with Cavendish Road, in the direction of Tulse Hill.

It is around the halfway point between the friend's home she left on Clapham Common and her Brixton flat.

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She was not picked up on a number of cameras further along her most likely route home.

The Durham University graduate had spent around 15 minutes on her phone to her boyfriend Josh Lowth before her mobile reportedly either switched off or went dead.

Josh, 33, whose LinkedIn says he is Marketing Director at MA Exhibitions, reportedly raised the alarm to police when she failed to meet him as they had arranged the next day, her aunt said.

Speaking at Josh's family home in Sidcup, Kent, his dad Chris said: We are concerned, like everybody is. We really, really want to see her back.'

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“The whole family is obviously very worried about her and just wants her home safely.

“We're all pulling together and praying that this awful situation is quickly resolved. We want to thank the media for all their help.”

Josh, from Brixton, shared a post on Facebook, which said: “Sarah is still missing. Please share this post to help us to find her. Today, more than ever, we miss our strong, beautiful friend.”

Sarah’s uncle Nick said on Tuesday: “The family are absolutely distraught today and it’s getting worse as the days go on, we still have no more information.

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“I don’t know London well but I fear there could have been some bad people about who approached her. The family are searching with Sarah’s friends who have been absolutely amazing.”

Det Chief Insp Katherine Goodwin, who is spearheading the probe, appealed for motorists with footage from the spot at around 9pm to come forward.

She said: "The evidence that you have on your dash-cam could be absolutely vital to finding Sarah."

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