THE press today is full of rumours that Rose Polge, a junior doctor who went missing last Friday, left a note inside her car in which she included comments about her personal life as well as a sentence referring to the Heath Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Doctor Rose Polge, 25, who works at Torbay Hospital in Devon, was last seen on Friday afternoon. Soon after she was reported missing her car was found in a car park near Anstey's Cove in Torquay.
Today's Daily Mail reports:
'Now, hours after a friend revealed the young medic was under a lot of strain because of her "long working hours", rumours at the hospital suggest she wrote a letter which mentioned Mr Hunt just before she disappeared. The note is believed to have been found in the car.'
Dr Polge has shared a link to an online to a petition supporting industrial action by junior doctors over Mr. Hunt's proposed contract changes in the National Health Service, which would involve extra weekend work for junior doctors.
It is claimed that Dr. Polge is a member of a Facebook group set up to co-ordinate striking junior doctors at the Devon hospital and last month she posted a new Facebook profile picture, featuring the hashtag #NotFairNotSafe.
A friend has said that the young medic was under a lot of strain because of her 'long working hours', and rumours at the hospital suggest she wrote a letter which mentioned Mr Hunt just before she disappeared. The note is believed to have been found in the car.
ITV News Westcountry reports 'persistent rumours' have been circulating at Torbay Hospital about the note – and Devon and Cornwall Police, who are leading the search to find the junior doctor, have refused to deny the report.A police force spokesman said today: 'We are not making any comment about a note or the contents of it.'