A MASSIVE search operation is under way after a young Glasgow graduate vanished while working at a holiday centre on the Isle of Wight.

Rosie Johnson, 22, who is the niece of a Labour politician, was last seen in the Wooton area of the island, off the south coast of England and police said they are "seriously concerned" for her welfare.

The zoology graduate had been working at the Little Canada Adventure Centre and police have said they have ‘serious concerns’ for her welfare, as she left without a phone or purse.

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Rosie is the niece of Daniel Johnson, Labour MSP for Edinburgh Southern.

Mr Johnson wrote on Twitter: “My niece, Rosie, is missing.

“Could anyone with information please contact the @IOWightPolice”.

The University of Glasgow graduate is described as slim with mousey brown hair and wearing a dark blue puffa jacket and trousers.

Volunteers from Isle of Wight Search and Rescue, Hampshire Search and Rescue and the Coastguard are said to be searching the Wootton Creek area.

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Inspector Andy MacDonald, of Hampshire Constabulary, today said he will not reveal what Miss Johnson's state of mind was on Sunday evening and said Miss Johnson's family are being supported by Hampshire Constabulary.

He said: "At this moment in time the information we have available to us says Rosie has not been the victim of crime.

"I'm not in a position at this moment to tell you what her state of mind was on Sunday evening.

"We currently do not know her whereabouts and are seriously concerned for her welfare."

“We would ask anyone with any information about her whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible.

“I would like to repeat our request for members of the Wootton community and surrounding areas to check any sheds, outbuildings or boats.

“Please carry out a thorough search and call us on 101 if you think you see or find anything that could assist our search.

“Residents will notice a lot of activity in the area today while we carry out our enquiries.


“If they have any concerns, they are encouraged to come and talk to us.”