”An air, land and sea search for a missing junior doctor has been called off, say police.
Dr Lauren Phillips, who works for North Bristol NHS Trust and lives in Bristol, was last seen on 23 February.
The 26-year-old’s car was found in Woolacombe, Devon five days later. The RNLI and a police helicopter had been searching for her.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman confirmed: “The search has been stood down in our area now.”
All lines of inquiry in the area had been exhausted, Avon and Somerset Constabulary added.
Dr Phillips worked at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust during her foundation year. She is described as white, 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build with brown eyes and long, dark brown hair. It is thought she may be wearing a dark brown waxed cotton mid-length coat with cream wool-lined hood and a long cream woollen cardigan which has orange and blue detail.”
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”Dr Hawley said: “I know Dr Rose Polge was struggling at work with perceived self-doubts. But feedback was that she was progressing well and was actually very capable.””