Family Of Missing Bedford Woman Appeal

11 April 2013, 06:00 | Updated: 11 April 2013, 12:38

The husband of a primary school teacher from Bedford who's gone missing has told Heart he's optimistic she's still safe and well.

Leda Bolden, 39, left her home on Waterloo Road in Bedford at around 9.20pm on Easter Sunday 31 March 2013 to buy cigarettes.

She then walked up Howbury Street which leads directly into Russell Park.  This was the last known sighting of her.

When she left home there had been a slight family disagreement but it isn't thought to have been anything serious.

She didn't take her handbag, keys or phone with her.

Her husband Mark Daley has told Heart he and their fifteen year old daughter are confident she's still alive and have been out looking for her.

He says its very out of character for her to leave unexpectedly and especially not to be in contact.

Although he said she had been stressed out recently as work was busy, the house was being redecorated and her mother was ill.

Leda is described as white, 5ft 5ins tall, slim with green eyes and shoulder length straight blonde hair.

She was wearing lime green Jack Wills jogging bottoms, a lilac polo top, and her husband’s blue/grey French Connection jacket with white trainers when she left the house.

PC Jayne Klein from the Missing Persons Unit is keen to hear from anyone who has any information at all about Leda, anyone who knows her, or may have seen her on the evening of Easter Sunday or since.

“There’s nothing to suggest that Leda has come to harm at the moment but equally, she has never gone missing before and as she seems to have left in an unplanned way and made no contact with her family we are very concerned about her," she said.

“It may be that Leda has decided to take some time out from her routine life and needs some space away from home at present. If so, all she needs to do is to give us a call or walk into the nearest police station and let us know she is safe and well.”

If you can help please contact the Bedfordshire Police Missing Persons Unit through the 24 hour non-emergency police number 101.