Friday 28 October 2016

Major search operation for junior doctor (25) missing since Friday

Rod Minchin

Published 14/02/2016 | 18:25

A major search operation has been launched for a junior doctor who has gone missing.

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Dr Rose Polge, 25, who works at Torbay Hospital in Torquay, Devon, has not been seen since Friday.

Police and coastguard have been searching for Dr Polge after her car was discovered in a car park near Ansteys Cove.

Martin Ringrose, interim director of human resources at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We are aware that one of our junior doctors is missing.

"Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this very distressing time.

"We will do whatever we can to support the authorities investigating her disappearance and searching for her, as well as providing support to her colleagues, who are anxious for her wellbeing."

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said officers, HM Coastguard and local rescue groups were currently looking for Dr Polge.

"We are searching the Torquay coastal area around Ansteys Cove trying to find her," he said.

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