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16/02/2016 06:57 GMT | Updated 16/02/2016 06:59 GMT

Missing Junior Doctor Rose Polge 'Walked Out Stressed Halfway Through Hospital Shift', Friend Reveals

A junior doctor who has been missing since Friday reportedly walked out “stressed” halfway through her hospital shift.

Rose Polge was last seen working at Torbay Hospital in South Devon - but a friend told the Sun that she had left part way through the shift.

Concerns have continued to grow for the 25-year-old’s safety after a hoodie believed to belong to her was found washed up near Ansteys Cove, a local beauty spot in Torquay.

The find follows the discovery of her car in the same location.

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Rose Polge has been missing since Friday

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."

On Monday, police divers attended the scene at Ansteys Cove, where they carried out reconnaissance but did not enter the water.

Officers also used a drone to search the area, the Plymouth Herald reported.

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Police officers check the coastline around Anstey's Cove in Torquay

Colleagues from Torbay Hospital also joined the search.

A police spokesperson said: "Due to the volume of information we are receiving from the public, a new a dedicated log has been set up solely for public information on the missing person Rose Polge.

"If you have seen Rose or have any information that could help police with their enquiries, please call 101 quoting log 704 for the 15th February."

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