CCTV released as investigation continues into disappearance of Poole Hospital nurse Rui Li

CCTV image released in murder probe after Poole Hospital nurse goes missing

CCTV image released in murder probe after Poole Hospital nurse goes missing

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THIS is the last sighting of a nurse who disappeared on Friday, leading to a man being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Bournemouth Echo: CCTV image released in murder probe after Poole Hospital nurse goes missing

Rui Li, 44, was last seen leaving Poole Hospital, where she works, and police have now released a CCTV image of her leaving the hospital in her car.

She was reported missing by her family on Tuesday morning. She left work at around 6pm on Friday and her car, a silver Porsche, was seen leaving the hospital car park at 6.17pm.

The distinctive silver Porsche Boxster, with personalised number-plate L1 RUI, was recovered by scenes of crime officers outside a property at Wolverton Road, Boscombe, yesterday.

DI Marcus Hester, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “It is still absolutely crucial for the investigation to establish what has happened to Ms Li between Friday evening and Tuesday morning.

“I am hoping this image of her distinctive car may jog people’s memories. Did you see her driving home that evening?

“I am even interested to know if you saw the car moving around or being driven by anyone else over the Bank Holiday weekend.

“We are also building a better picture of her lifestyle, interests and friends.

“We know that she was a reliable and hardworking nurse at Poole Hospital, who was popular with her colleagues, and also that she enjoyed outdoors activities, including climbing.

“However, since moving to the UK from China around a decade ago, she has also led quite a private personal life. I am keen to speak to anyone who knows her well and would reassure them they are not breaking any trust by speaking to us.”

Police said that Rui Li came to the UK from China with her daughter around 10 years ago and has worked as a nurse at Poole Hospital since April 2009.

She currently works in the Medical Investigations Unit. Her teenage daughter is now receiving close support from police Family Liaison Officers.

Rui’s colleagues from her team at Poole Hospital said in a statement: “Rui was a big character in our small close-knit team. Funny and so unique, she was totally reliable, professional and conscientious to a tee.

“She is terribly missed by all of us. Her nature was gentle and serene and that is part of the reason why we and the patients love her so much. If anybody knows anything please let the police know and help us find Rui.”

Extensive forensic investigations are ongoing at the three addresses at Burnham Drive at Queen’s Park and Wolverton Road and St Clement’s Road in Boscombe.

Detectives are also still questioning the 60-year-old Bournemouth man arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting Operation Timekeeper or incident log 258 of 28 May.

 

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10:53pm Thu 29 May 14

guisselle says...

Having been a patient at Poole recently I have nothing but praise for all the
nurses, they were so kind and hardworking, this is so tragic especially for Rui's
family.
Having been a patient at Poole recently I have nothing but praise for all the nurses, they were so kind and hardworking, this is so tragic especially for Rui's family. guisselle
  • Score: 26

10:26am Fri 30 May 14

ASM says...

that is so sad she has a daughter living in bournemouth. someone must no something
that is so sad she has a daughter living in bournemouth. someone must no something ASM
  • Score: 8

10:34am Fri 30 May 14

Stirling151 says...

Someone **** her sugar daddy off.
Someone **** her sugar daddy off. Stirling151
  • Score: -14

10:38am Fri 30 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Stirling151 wrote:
Someone **** her sugar daddy off.
Do you know what, I've been thinking along those lines myself. How many nurses do you know that drive porches with their own name on ?

There's more to this case than the police are letting on.....
[quote][p][bold]Stirling151[/bold] wrote: Someone **** her sugar daddy off.[/p][/quote]Do you know what, I've been thinking along those lines myself. How many nurses do you know that drive porches with their own name on ? There's more to this case than the police are letting on..... Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -12

11:39am Fri 30 May 14

wool525 says...

does it matter if its her sugar daddy or not,this is a some ones life !
does it matter if its her sugar daddy or not,this is a some ones life ! wool525
  • Score: 11

3:32pm Fri 30 May 14

scaligeri says...

I also work at the hospital as a lowly auxiliary nurse and I drive a BMW...doesnt mean im involved in some dodgy blokes does it? it's called being thrifty and buying what I want...
I also work at the hospital as a lowly auxiliary nurse and I drive a BMW...doesnt mean im involved in some dodgy blokes does it? it's called being thrifty and buying what I want... scaligeri
  • Score: 10

6:02pm Fri 30 May 14

JamesBond0070 says...

The story says Rui Li was a hard working nurse at Poole Hospital, very possibly doing some extra shifts to finance her dream car and also it could have been a gently used previously owned vehicle as Porsche's generally are, and a "Boxster" is the lowest priced of the makers range. It is most likely that she acquired the car through her own honest efforts only. No sugar daddy's
involved!!
The story says Rui Li was a hard working nurse at Poole Hospital, very possibly doing some extra shifts to finance her dream car and also it could have been a gently used previously owned vehicle as Porsche's generally are, and a "Boxster" is the lowest priced of the makers range. It is most likely that she acquired the car through her own honest efforts only. No sugar daddy's involved!! JamesBond0070
  • Score: 5

6:09pm Fri 30 May 14

JamesBond0070 says...

One thing I forgot when sending in my previous story is that I was married to a nurse working at the Poole Hospital and we were living in a ground floor room of a house directly across the road from the hospital. This was back in 1965 to 1967.
One thing I forgot when sending in my previous story is that I was married to a nurse working at the Poole Hospital and we were living in a ground floor room of a house directly across the road from the hospital. This was back in 1965 to 1967. JamesBond0070
  • Score: 3

9:54pm Fri 30 May 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

few seem to care about this poor woman, possibly because she is a non-white middle-aged immigrant. if she had been young, pretty and white Brit there would've been uproar on here.
few seem to care about this poor woman, possibly because she is a non-white middle-aged immigrant. if she had been young, pretty and white Brit there would've been uproar on here. ProudofBoscombe
  • Score: -1

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