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Suffolk police investigate ‘new information’ into Ipswich disappearance of mum-of-two Amanda Duncan

PUBLISHED: 09:21 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:47 17 September 2018

Amanda Duncan vanished in Ipswich Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Amanda Duncan vanished in Ipswich Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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A 25th anniversary appeal for information about what happened to a young mother-of-two who went missing in Ipswich has yielded new information which cold case teams are investigating.

Amanda Duncan, 26, vanished from the Portman Road area of the town on the night of Friday, July 2, 1993.

It is believed the single mother, from Balliol Close, Woodbridge, worked in the red light district.

On the 25th anniversary of her disappearance, Andy Guy, Suffolk Constabulary’s major crime review and cold case manager, issued a renewed appeal for information about what happened to Ms Duncan, who is believed to have been killed.

As a result of the appeal, Suffolk Constabulary confirmed today that new information had been uncovered.

A police spokesman said: “The unsolved case team received six calls following the anniversary appeal and one of the calls provided them with some new information and they are currently following-up on this.”

It is not known what the new information is.

Speaking at the time of the anniversary appeal, Mr Guy said: “Amanda was the mother of two small boys, a nine month old boy and a three year old boy.

“She had been dropped off in the area of Portman Road at about 11,30pm on July 2.

“She was a sex worker and she was due to be collected about an hour later, but she never returned home from Portman Road.

“We know that earlier in the evening, she had been to collect some drugs, and we know she was due to revisit that house later on, but she never went back there.”

Mr Guy said previous appeals had yielded information and he still hoped to find the answer.

“To my mind Amanda was involved in two high risk activities,” he added. “I believe the people around Amanda at that time know what became of her and it’s those individuals we’re trying to reach out to.”

Mr Guy added that although Ms Duncan was going through a troubled period of her life, there was no question of her dedication to her children.

“She came from a good family, she was a fantastic mother,” he added. “There were several references in the inquiry about how well she looked after her children and they were clean, well fed and well clothed. Those two children have grown up not knowing what happened.”

Anyone with information should email the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Crime Review Team unsolvedcasereviews@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or call 01953 423819 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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