Family launch desperate search for woman

A CONCERNED family who fear for the safety of a missing Ipswich woman today appealed for her to get in touch. Nicola Duncan, of Lancaster Road, disappeared a week ago today leaving her family increasingly concerned for her welfare.

A CONCERNED family who fear for the safety of a missing Ipswich woman today appealed for her to get in touch.

Nicola Duncan, of Lancaster Road, disappeared a week ago today leaving her family increasingly concerned for her welfare.

In a direct appeal to his sister, Nicola's brother Jon Duncan, of West View, Stowmarket, said today: “Please let us know you are safe Nic. Get in touch with someone. We just want to know you are OK.”

Mr Duncan said his sister, 34, had visited their parents in Cotton the day she disappeared.

He said: “She was last seen by my parents at 12.30pm. We believe she then went to Stowupland where she filled up her car with petrol. She was due to meet a friend that evening but never turned up.

“Friends of hers and her family have tried calling her but we just get her voicemail message. We have been concerned since that Tuesday evening when Mum tried to call her and couldn't get through.”

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A former inpatient at St Clement's Hospital, Nicola had been suffering from depression.

Mr Duncan said: “She has been receiving psychiatric treatment and was discharged recently from St Clement's. She is quite fragile and vulnerable.”

Described as attractive, 5ft 9in tall, of average build and with blonde hair, Mr Duncan said his sister had never disappeared before.

He said: “She is outgoing and has lots of friends. It is very worrying for us as this is not part of her character to go and disappear.

“We have contacted everyone we can think of and no one has heard from her.”

The family have put up leaflets across Ipswich and Mr Duncan said the family was concentrating their efforts on finding his sister's car.

He said: “It is a white mark two VW Golf with cow print car seats so it is quite distinctive. The registration is H23 FDG.”

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said the disappearance is being investigated.

If you have seen Nicola or her car call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or call Ian and Sonia Duncan on 01449 780372.

NICOLA'S boyfriend Anthony Cassidy today said all he wanted was to get her back.

As he put up leaflets across Ipswich appealing for information, he said: “We are all very worried. All the indications point towards the worst.

“She hasn't used any money since she went missing on Tuesday. We all love her and we are desperate to find her.”

Nicola's parents Ian and Sonia Duncan, of Cotton, also appealed for Nicola to get in touch. In a joint statement, they said: “We love her very much.

“We are desperately worried about Nicola. Please can she contact us or if anyone has seen her contact her brother or the police.”

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