Missing Doctor Who star Tanya Fear's family 'relieved' as she's 'found safe' and in hospital

By Rose Hill

Family of missing Doctor Who star Tanya Fear have expressed their "relief" that she has been "found safe" and thanked the public for helping search for her.

A Twitter account was set up by her worried family in the UK at the weekend in a desperate attempt to find the actress, who hadn't been seen since last Thursday.

Reacting to confirmation by the LAPD that she had been found, the family said that they "understand she is not physically harmed" and is "being assessed at a local hospital".

They wrote on Twitter this evening: "It is with great pleasure and relief to report that Tanya has been found safe by police today.

"We understand that she is not physically harmed but, as a precaution, she is being assessed at a local hospital. We wish to thank the police, members of the public for their efforts in locating Tanya, as well as the outpouring of concern over the last several days.

"Tanya's family are relived and extremely grateful [sic]."

Tanya, 31, was last seen in the Hollywood Bowl area of Los Angeles on Thursday 9 September.

Her friends took to social media to launch an appeal, with one writing: "Our friend Tanya is missing. She was last seen in the LA area on 9/9/21. No one has seen or heard from her since.

Tanya has been missing since Thursday (Getty Images Europe)
She's being assessed in hospital (Twitter)

“Repost her picture with the hashtag #FindTanyaFear to help locate her. If you have seen her or know where she is please call (626)-232-8616 #missingperson #Missing."

Thankfully, Tanya has been located and in contact with her family, the LAPD confirmed on Monday.

An LAPD spokesperson told The Mirror that Tanya "has been found safe and her family has been notified".

Twitter users flocked to the social media site to express their relief that she had been found alive, with one writing: "Thank God she's safe!"

Tanya's friends launched an appeal to find her (Twitter)
She lives in LA (Getty Images)

While actor Jimmy Akingbola shared a news report on the situation and tweeted: "Great news @TanyaFear has been found and in hospital that’s all I know please share #FindTanyaFear."

It comes soon after her distraught cousin said she had been spotted in a Trader Joe's supermarket in Santa Monica, California.

Sharing updates on Twitter, she wrote: "UPDATE: Tanya was last seen on 12th September at Trader Joe's on 7310 Santa Monica Blvd (close to N. La Brea Ave). Anyone in that area please keep your eyes open! Thank you for all the help! Contact @FindTanyaFear or (213)-927-2971"

Tanya played the role of Dr Jade McIntyre in an episode of Doctor Who in 2018.

She also appeared in the TV series Spotless as well as Kick-Ass 2, where she played Harlow.

Tanya had been working on the short film series Shoot Your Shot in 2020 as well as Dark Day and Grandad's Visit.


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