Body of missing children’s nurse Laurie Jones found in river

University Hospital of Wales staff nurse was last seen leaving her night shift

 University Hospital of Wales staff nurse was last seen leaving her night shift

Laurie Jones is remembered by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board as a talented nurse

The body of a children's nurse, who was last seen leaving her night shift, has been found in a car in a river.

Police discovered Laurie Jones’s body in the river Sirhowy in the village of Wyllie, in south Wales at around 1pm on Tuesday 1 October.

Although there was severe flooding in parts of the UK, there were no alerts or flood warnings for Wyllie at that time, according to Natural Resources Wales.

The staff nurse had been reported missing in the early hours of Tuesday after she failed to return home from her shift in the paediatric emergency unit at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. The shift had ended at 1:30am.

Nurse’s death ‘a tragic loss to her family and the NHS’

In a statement, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board chief executive, Len Richards and executive nurse director, Ruth Walker said: ‘This is a tragic loss to both her family and the NHS of a young and talented nurse who chose a career caring for others.

‘We will be offering our support to colleagues and on behalf of the board we would like to extend our deepest sympathies.’

A Gwent Police spokesperson said officers are not treating Ms Jones's death as suspicious.

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