Police launch hunt to find missing nursing assistant, 32, who vanished from south London

Police have launched a hunt to find the missing nursing assistant, 32, who disappeared on her way home from work in south London nearly two weeks ago.

  • Petra Serenkova, who lives in Camberwell, was reported missing on 3 December
  • She works at Evelina Children’s Hospital London, next to St Thomas’ Hospital
  • Petra is believed to have left the hospital at 7.45 pm on Sunday 28 November










Police have launched a search to find a missing nursing assistant who disappeared from south London nearly two weeks ago.

The disappearance of Petra Serenkova, 32, who lives in Camberwell, was reported on Friday 3 December by a concerned colleague.

She works at Evelina Children’s Hospital London, next to St Thomas’ Hospital.

The disappearance of Petra Serenkova, 32, who lives in Camberwell, was reported on Friday 3 December by a concerned colleague.

Petra, the senior nurses’ assistant, is believed to have left the hospital at 7.45pm on Sunday, November 28, wearing a green coat and a red backpack at the time.

She is understood to have withdrawn cash from a cash point, before taking the bus towards Elephant and Castle.

She is then believed to have switched to a new bus heading towards her home address in Camberwell, where she was last seen at 8:22 p.m.

Police have contacted her family in her native Czech Republic and have not yet heard from her.

A man in connection with her disappearance has been arrested and detained. Police are not releasing further details about this arrest at this time.

Evelina Hospital said on Twitter: “We are deeply concerned about the loss of our dear colleague Petra.

We want to encourage anyone with any information that could help find it to contact the police. “

Officers are increasingly concerned about Petra’s welfare and are asking anyone who has seen her or has information on her whereabouts to contact her immediately.

Harriet Harman, MP for Camberwell and Beckham, has called on the public to help find Petra, and will help put up posters near her home on Saturday.

It will also hold a press conference in the region later on Saturday.

‘We continue to be increasingly concerned about Petra and are doing everything we can to try and find it,’ said Detective Director Claire Keeland, of the Southern Central Command unit that covers the area where Petra lives.

Her disappearance is out of nature, and of course her loved ones are very worried and want to know where she is.

Please consider if you have seen her, or may have been in touch with her. If you have any information at all, please contact us and help us with our inquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet MetCC with reference to 21MIS037753.

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