Family plea to missing Okeford Fitzpaine woman

Helen Van-Duivenbode
Image caption Ms Van-Duivenbode's parents urged her to make contact

The family of a 28-year-old woman missing from her home for three weeks have pleaded with her to get in touch.

Helen Van-Duivenbode, of Okeford Fitzpaine near Blandford, was last seen on 20 December 2010. Her family reported her missing 10 days later.

Her parents Bernhard and Alexandra Van-Duivenbode said her daughters were missing her "dreadfully" and they urged her to let them know she was OK.

Police said Ms Van-Duivenbode may be staying with friends in Bournemouth.

Mr and Mrs Van-Duivenbode said: "Dearest Helen, please get in touch with us, your mum and dad. We love you.

"Your girls are missing you dreadfully and wish to speak with you.

"We all long to hear that you are alright. Love mum and dad."

Sgt Andy Cutler, of Dorset Police, said: "I would like to hear from anyone who has seen Helen, or had any sort of contact from her, since Monday, 20 December 2010.

"Helen's family are desperate to speak with her and check that she is ok."

Ms Van-Duivenbode is about 5ft 6in, with shoulder length black hair and brown eyes.

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