POLICE have released a CCTV image of the moment missing Charlotte Birch left St Mary’s Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

The search continues today (Friday) for Charlotte, 44, also known as Charlotte Alder.

The photograph has been released to give the public an idea of what she was wearing when she left the Newport hospital.


A spokesperson from Isle of Wight police said: "She was wearing a black speckled cardigan, black boots with a fur trim and a pink hospital top and green hospital 'scrub-style' trousers.

"Our searches are ongoing with our partners in the area."

One of the areas police are focusing on is the cycle path between Newport and Sandown.

"We’re asking residents with sheds and outbuildings in the areas of Blackwater, Arreton and Merstone, along that path, to look in those, as well as checking behind bins, in gardens and under cars.

"It is a large area so your help is invaluable."

Yesterday, Charlotte's family said the response from members of the public who had supported the search was 'overwhelming'.

The public are asked to call 101, quoting 44190010676 with any information. In an emergency call 999.