Search continues for missing junior doctor


A major search operation is continuing for a junior doctor who has gone missing.

Dr Rose Polge, 25, who works at Torbay Hospital in Torquay, Devon, has not been seen since February 12.

Her car was discovered in a car park near Ansteys Cove, a shingle beach backed by hillside with thick woodland, at 6pm that day.

Police officers, along with the coastguard, RNLI and Dartmoor search and rescue are involved in searches to locate her.

The searches were halted overnight due to dangerous conditions, but restarted on Monday morning - with support from the police helicopter.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "We are extremely concerned for the welfare of Rose and are desperate to locate her.

"Anyone who has seen Rose or who knows of her whereabouts is asked to call 999 quoting log number 529 for the 12th of February."

Dr Polge is described as 5ft 2ins tall with brown eyes and long black hair either worn down or in a pony tail.

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."