School appeals for return of missing Hitchin teacher

Leda Bolden

Leda Bolden - Credit: Archant

THE school where missing teacher Leda Bolden works has issued an appeal for her return.

Leda is an assistant headteacher at Hitchin’s Our Lady RC School.

The school, which has been shut until now for Easter holidays, said this morning: “We are concerned and shocked by the news that Leda has gone missing over the Easter holidays.

“The Governing Body and staff are praying for her safe and speedy return. We are helping the police in their efforts to find her and have offered any assistance we can give to her family.

“We ask everyone in our parish and community to join us in those prayers and to respect our children so they can focus on continuing their education.”


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Beds Police told the Comet this morning they were still treating the disappearance as a missing person inquiry and were not looking for anyone else in connection with Leda’s disappearance.

Leda, 39, was last seen by her family when she left her home in Waterloo Road, Bedford, on Easter Sunday, without her handbag, keys or phone.

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It is known she visited the Amrut local shop on Castle Road to buy cigarettes at 9.20pm, and then walked up Howbury Street which leads directly into Russell Park. This was the last known sighting of her.

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.

If you can help, call the Beds Police Missing Persons Unit through the 24 hour non-emergency police number 101.

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