Police helicopter searching Purbeck coastline for missing man Hugh Cox

Highly respected consultant, Hugh Cox, is currently being searched for by the Police after failing to show up at Poole Hospital where he’s currently working. Earlier this month, the 61-year-old Cox was reported missing and police were recently searching the Purbeck coastline. Cox left his home in White Lackington in Dorchester on the Tuesday of June 20th. He was driving his blue Volkswagen Tiguan Estate. However, Cox failed to arrive at the Poole Hospital where he has been working as a consultant in ear, nose and throat (ENT), and a head and neck surgeon.

Robert Talbot, the medical director at the hospital stated that Hugh Cox was highly respected as a consultant and this was his 16th year working at Poole Hospital and his 20th year working in the county. He stated that they shared the same concerns as the police and requested that anyone with information on the missing man come forward.

According to the hospital’s website, Hugh Cox trained at the Westminster Hospital and also underwent surgical training at the Royal Marsden. He first consulted for the Royal Navy and also had honorary consultancies at the Southampton and Portsmouth University Hospitals. Back in 1999, he started at Dorset County Hospital before moving, in 2001, to Poole Hospital to build on his interest in head and neck. At the hospital, he has developed laser surgery and was recently the clinical lead for the head and neck NSSG.

The official description issue is a white male who is five feet six inches tall with grey hair. He wears half-moon glasses and is usually formally dressed in a shirt and tie or a suit. Heather Dixey, the Chief Inspector had previously stated that it was very much unlike Hugh not to show up for work and they were concerned about his well-being because they believe he was highly upset. The police are still making enquiries and anyone with information should reach them on 101.

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