A body believed to be that of missing junior doctor Rose Polge has been recovered from the sea.
The 25-year-old, who worked at Torbay Hospital in Devon, went missing back in February.
She was last seen on 12 February, when she was said to have walked out “stressed” halfway through her hospital shift.
Dorset Police recovered a body from the sea east of Portland Headland on April 1 and although it has not been formally identified, it is believed to be that of Polge.
A police statement said: “On Friday the 1st April, a female body was recovered from the sea east of Portland Headland, Dorset.
"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.
“The family of Ms Polge are aware of this latest development.”
A hoodie believed to belong to Polge was found washed up near Ansteys Cove, a local beauty spot in Torquay. This followed the discovery of her car in the same location.
According to the BBC, a note found in her car referred mainly to personal issues but also included a mention of the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt.