Body found in search for missing doctor Rose Polge

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A body believed to be that of missing junior doctor, Rose Polge, has been found off the Dorset coast.

The police recovered a body from the sea east of Portland Bill headland on April 1st and although the body has not been formally identified, Dr Polge’s family have been informed.

Rose Polge, 25, worked as a junior doctor in trauma and orthopaedics at Torbay Hospital in Devon, she has not been seen since the 12th of February this year.

Police officers and divers, as well as the coastguard, RNLI and Dartmoor search and rescue have been working to find her body.

In a statement the Devon and Cornwall police force said: “Police are currently working on the belief that the body is that of 25-year-old missing person Rose Polge, from Torquay.

“Devon and Cornwall Police are working with Dorset Police and the Coroner’s Office on this matter, and await the results of the formal identification.”

Soon after she went missing in February, Dr Polge’s car was discovered near Ansteys Cove in Torbay, near to where she worked along with a note addressed to her loved ones.

A hoodie found on the beach has also been identified as belonging to her.

Just over 100 people, including the family and boyfriend of Dr Polge, were involved in the search to find her in February in the area around Ansteys Cove.

Before she disappeared Dr Polge had shown support for the junior doctors’ strikes and in Janurary posted a profile picture with the hashtag #NotFairNotSafe.