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UPDATE: CCTV images of missing Victor released

03 Mar, 2017 17:13 News Witness Appeals

Surrey Police has released CCTV images of missing Victor Ivanelo which show him on a South West train on Saturday afternoon (25 February).

The 21-year-old student was travelling from Clapham Junction to Claygate station at around 3.37pm. He is seen wearing a three quarter length Parka style jacket, jeans, walking style boots and headphones. He was carrying a black over the shoulder bag and was wearing glasses.

Officers are urging anyone who recognises Victor from the images and may have seen him in the vicinity of Claygate or any other locality to share the details with police.

Chief Inspector of Operations Amy Buffoni said: “We are hoping these images will jog memories and help the public remember if, when and where they may have spotted Victor. We need to establish what route he took when he left his friend’s home in Esher during the early hours of Sunday morning and I welcome information from the community.”

Police are also appealing to anyone who may have CCTV either at home or in commercial premises in the Esher, Claygate and Chessington areas to check footage to see if there are any sightings of Victor.

The University of Surrey student visited his friend on Saturday (25 February) and left at around 2am on Sunday morning.

His bag and contents were found alongside a bridleway in Chessington by a horse rider on Sunday morning at around 11.40am.

Chief Insp Buffoni said: “There have been no confirmed sightings of Victor for five days and no communication from him with loved ones or friends. We need everyone to be alert to what Victor looks like and to look out for him as they go about their daily business. Officers are continuing to carry out extensive investigations to locate him and I would encourage local residents to speak with officers carrying out house to house enquiries.”

If you have any information or CCTV which might help find Victor please call 101 and quote Operation Decibel reference 45170020251.

Below release 2 March 


The search for a missing 21-year-old University of Surrey student is intensifying with a large number of officers looking and making enquiries in a bid to locate him.

Viktor Ivanelo has not been seen since the early hours of Sunday (26 February) when he left a friend’s house in Esher at around 2am.

Surrey Police Chief Inspector of Operations Amy Buffoni said: “There has not been a single sighting of Viktor since the time he left the property in Esher and we are extremely concerned for his welfare. The lack of communication from him is unusual and out of character. We are committed to trying to locate Viktor and will extend our activities as widely as necessary.”

Last night a team of more than thirty were combing an area where Viktor’s bag was found, alongside a bridleway in Woodstock Lane South, Chessington, by a horse rider on Sunday morning at around 11.40am. They were assisted in their work by the police helicopter and dog units. Officers continue to carry out house to house enquiries and teams are dedicated to carrying out specific investigations.

The latest information from ongoing enquiries is confirmation that Viktor has been seen on CCTV at Clapham Junction rail station at 3.37pm on Saturday (25 February). He is believed to have travelled from here to Claygate station. He was wearing a three quarter length green puffa jacket, headphones and was carrying a bag.

Victor’s permanent address is in South West London and he has student accommodation in Guildford but he has not been seen at either address since he went missing.

Chief Inspector Buffoni said: “Please call us immediately if you have seen or have any information about the whereabouts of Viktor. You may hold a single detail which you may think is unimportant but please share it could be vital to finding Viktor safe and well.”

Please call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45170020251.



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