Plea for missing woman

DISTRESSED Ipswich mum Olive Mordey is desperate for her missing daughter to get in touch.Lynda Austin never left her Cowell Street home without leaving a note for her mother.

DISTRESSED Ipswich mum Olive Mordey is desperate for her missing daughter to get in touch.

Lynda Austin never left her Cowell Street home without leaving a note for her mother.

But the 29-year-old, who has learning difficulties and is said by her mother to have a mental age of 10, has not been seen since Friday night.

Lynda – a mother-of-three – has a mobile, but Ms Mordey says it is turned off.

Ms Mordey says Lynda's disappearance is completely out of character.

She said: "I have never known her to do anything on her own. The only thing she ever really does on her own is sign on the dole. I would say she has a mental age of about 10.

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"I am worried because I know she is so gullible and she had no money. Normally she would ask if she would go to the shops, even though she was 29. It is really out of character.

"If I was out shopping and she went out, she would leave notes saying where she was going."

Lynda's disappearance was first noticed on Saturday morning.

Ms Mordey said: "She was with me on Friday night. She has been staying with me on and off for the past year.

"She was here about 10pm. We were talking about what we were going to do at the weekend.

"But when Stephanie got up on Saturday, she saw the back door was open. She went upstairs to get her sister, but realised Lynda was not in her room.

"I thought she might have gone out to get some tobacco – she smokes roll-ups – I thought she would only be half an hour."

Ms Mordey added: "I have phoned everybody up that I thought she might have gone to see, but nobody seems to have seen or heard from her." Ms Mordey has since contacted the police.

She believes Lynda may have gone to see an ex-boyfriend in London, with whom she has a child.

Lynda has three children, aged around ten, seven and two – none of whom live with her.

Lynda is described as white, around 4ft 9in tall, of medium build and with shoulder-length ginger or red curly hair.

She was last seen wearing black leggings, a white polo shirt, white trainers and a black bomber jacket.

Anyone with information should contact the Duty Sergeant at Ipswich police on 01473 613500.

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