Police slammed after waiting 36 hours before scrambling search parties to find missing Rosie Johnson

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Questions are being asked on why it took so long for resources to mobilised following the disappearance of a 22-year-old woman on the Isle of Wight.

A number of people involved in the search say they are shocked after the police sat on a 999 call and didn’t act for 36 hours.

Concerned staff at the Little Canada Activity Centre in Wootton on the evening of Sunday, 23 June called Police on the emergency line advising that Rosie has been drinking and had been in an argument.

She left the Activity Centre on New Road saying she was going to the beach. When she failed to return concerned friends and staff at the site raised the alarm.

Rosie is understood to have left with a mobile phone. Police tracked the mobile that was pinging and continued to ping overnight on Sunday the phone stopped on Monday morning at around 10am. Despite the concerns, raised the Police failed to contact other search and rescue resources.


Distressed Rosie was last seen at the end of New Road in the early hours on Sunday morning.

A source involved in the search said that a lot of people are angry people should have been out looking earlier and Rosie stood more of chance.

As time goes on we have already been told that this is a search to locate a body.

Rosie Parents are understood to be travelling down from Glasow to the Isle of Wight overnight tonight.

Police officers and volunteers from Wight SAR Ryde Inshore Rescue and Coastguard teams have been out for nearly 14 hours searching the surrounding woodland and water for the missing woman.

Searching has been stood down overnight but is expected to resume at first light in the morning

If you think you might have seen Rosie since she went missing, or have any information about where she might be, please call us as a matter of urgency on 101 quoting 44190217273.