Fears grow for pretty Polish holiday worker, 20, who disappeared from a seaside resort

May 21, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Fears are growing for a pretty holiday worker who went missing from a seaside resort more than a week ago.

Polish-born Magdalena Krawiec, 20, was last seen on CCTV leaving a guesthouse in Paignton, Devon.

She had arrived in the town the previous day to start a seasonal job at a fish processing plant.

A worried friend raised the alarm when she failed to show up for work.

Devon and Cornwall Police say her disappearance is totally out of character.

Acting Superintendent Nikki Leaper said officers had failed to locate Magdalena despite door to door inquiries and extensive local searches.

She said: “It’s out of character. We’ve spoken to family and friends and it’s not like her.

“It’s been a week with no sighting and we are very concerned”.

Magdalena was last seen on CCTV leaving her accommodation at 8pm on May 13.

She is 5ft 10in (1.8m) and was wearing grey, tight-fitting jeans or leggings and a black top when she went missing.

Police divers  joined the hunt for missing holiday worker Magdalena Krawiec as her mother also travelled to Britain from Poland.

Acting Superintendent Nikki Leaper said Magdalena – known as Magda – had been “happy” and “everything had been fine” when she left work on Monday.

Supt Leaper said they were conducting a “high risk missing persons inquiry” and  Magdalena was classed as “vulnerable” because of her limited knowledge of the area.

She said it was “unusual” and “out of character” for her to have gone missing.

Police are examining CCTV, bank and mobile phone records and divers are also scouring ponds and waterways.

The search also involves coastguards and volunteers from the Dartmoor Search and Rescue organisation.

Magdalena had been due to work at the Blue Sea Food Company before her disappearance.

She worked at the firm’s processing plant between September and December last year and had a small group of friends in the Paignton area.

Factory manager Conrad Luck said: “For us not to hear from her is obviously distressing.

“She is a very reliable person. We wouldn’t have called her back to work for us this season if that wasn’t the case

“We are quite a small company and we all know each other on first name terms.

“From a work point of view Magda was very good. She always turns up on time. She’s a good worker and she is reliable.

“Every day we think hopefully she will turn up but as each day goes by and still there is no news, we are getting more concerned.”

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