Petra Srncova is a senior nursing assistant at Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Police are urgently searching for a young NHS nursing assistant who has been missing from south London for over a week.
Petra Srncova, who lives in the Camberwell area, was reported missing on Friday December 3 by a concerned colleague.
The 32-year-old was seen leaving work at Evelina London Children’s Hospital at around 7.45pm on the evening of November 28, and is thought to have been wearing a green coat and carrying a red backpack.
It is believed that she withdrew money from a cashpoint before getting on a bus towards Elephant and Castle.
She is then thought to have changed to a new bus travelling towards her home address in Camberwell, where she was last sighted at around 8.20pm.
A man has been arrested in connection with her disappearance and remains in custody, the Metropolitan Police said.
The force said it has contacted Ms Srncova’s family in her native Czech Republic, who have not heard from her.
Police added that they are growing increasingly concerned for Ms Srncova’s welfare and are asking anyone who has seen her, or has information about her whereabouts, to contact them immediately.
Harriet Harman, the MP for Camberwell and Peckham, has also called for the public’s help in the search for Ms Srncova.
Ms Harman is putting up posters near the missing woman’s home today and will hold a press call on the corner of Kimpton Road and Elmington Road.
Detective Superintendent Clair Kelland, from the Central South Command Unit which covers the Camberwell area, said: ‘Petra’s disappearance is out of character and, of course, her family and friends are very worried.
‘We are also growing increasingly concerned for Petra’s welfare and have officers working hard to try and find her.
‘If you have any information whatsoever, please get in touch and help us with our inquiries.’
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