A junior doctor who went missing halfway through her shift is believed to have left a note to her family.
Rose Polge, 25, who works at Torbay Hospital in South Devon, was last seen on Friday – two days after the junior doctors’ strike that she supported, The Independent reports.
A friend told The Sun that Rose,’disappeared halfway through her shift on Friday’ and was under strain from ‘working long hours’.
It’s been reported that the young doctor has left a note for her loved ones, and although the note wasn’t addressed to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, it’s reported that it does mention him.
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However, a spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police, who are leading the search for Dr Polge, refused to confirm or deny the existence of a note. They said: “We are not going to make any comment on a note or the contents of it.”
Police and volunteers began their search over the weekend focussing on the coast near Ansteys Cove, where her car was discovered at 6pm on February 12.
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The force has previously said it was ‘extremely concerned’ for Dr Polge’s welfare.
It’s understood that a hoodie found at the beach on Sunday night has been identified as belonging to her.
The family of Dr Polge have released a statement, saying:
We would like to thank everyone for their help, hope and kind words. The support we have received from family and friends has been much appreciated, and clearly Rose is loved far and wide.
Rose is described as 5ft 2ins tall with brown eyes and long black hair, either worn down or in a pony tail. If you have seen Rose or have any information that could help police with their inquiries, please call 101 quoting ‘log 704 for the 15 February’.