The family of Sarah Everard have a made a plea for anyone with information on her whereabouts to come forward as the search for the South London woman intensifies.

Members of Sarah's family spoke with national media in a direct plea with anyone who might know where she is and "let her come home".

"If someone is holding her against her will I would plead with them just to be human and to let her come home," her uncle told The Sun newspaper.

"These are desperate times for the family.

"We know the police are doing everything they can but it's the not knowing what has happened after four days is agonising," he added.

News Shopper: Sarah Everard. Image via Met PoliceSarah Everard. Image via Met Police

His words echoed those in a family statement reproduced by the Met Police that thanked the police and urged the public to help find Sarah:

"With every day that goes by we are getting more worried about Sarah.

"She is always in regular contact with us and with her friends and it is totally out of character for her to disappear like this.

"We long to see her and want nothing more than for her to be found safe and well.

We are desperate for news and if anyone knows anything about what has happened to her, we would urge you to please come forward and speak to the police," the statement read.

News Shopper: CCTV image of Sarah Everard released by Met PoliceCCTV image of Sarah Everard released by Met Police

The pleas arrived as officers from the Met's Specialist Crime Command, who typically deal with serious crimes such as homicide investigations, took charge of the case.

As the Wandsworth Times reported previously, CCTV footage showed that Sarah was last seen at approximately 9.30pm on Wednesday, March 3.

She was walking alone on the A205 Poynders Road, from the junction with Cavendish Road, in the direction of Tulse Hill.

Sarah had been at a friend's house in Clapham that evening and, leaving the property in Leathwaite Road through a back gate onto the A205 South Circular, she began to walk to her home address in Brixton.

She is thought to have walked across Clapham Common and was expected to arrive home approximately 50 minutes later.

It is unclear if she returned to her home address. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin said: "I would like to stress that there is no information at this stage to suggest anything untoward may have happened to Sarah.

"The focus remains on returning her home to her family safe and well and that is our number one priority.

"I would like to thank Sarah’s family and friends, the local community and members of the public for their help to raise awareness of this appeal and for coming forward with information.

"I would urge anybody who has information or noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact us if you haven’t already."

Anyone who has seen Sarah or who has information that may assist the investigation should call the Incident Room on 0208 785 8244.

Information can also be provided to detectives using the Major Incident Portal or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.