Concern grows for student who failed to arrive on Christmas Day

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A university student has failed to turn up at her family's home on Christmas Day, sparking concerns for her safety.

Isabel Gayther, 21, who lives in halls of residence on Goodwood Road in New Cross, south east London, has not been seen or heard from since around 11.30am on Christmas Eve.

The Metropolitan Police said her disappearance is "extremely out of character" and that her family are extremely concerned for her safety and wellbeing.

Isabel is known to frequent places popular with students in the New Cross and Deptford areas and has family in Oxford.

She is described as white, with olive skin and long dark hair, is of a slim build and was last seen wearing a dark-coloured dress.

Police said it is believed she has her phone with her, but that it is unreachable and that it is not known if she has access to money or transport.

Anyone who has seen Isabel or who knows of her whereabouts should call police on 101.