Bobbi-Anne McLeod: two men arrested after body found in search for missing Plymouth teenager

Police said that two men have been arrested

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Bobbi-Anne McLeod

The body of a woman has been found in the hunt for missing Plymouth teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod.

Devon and Cornwall Police said on Tuesday evening (23 November) that two men, aged 24 and 26 and both from Plymouth, have been arrested.

At a glance: 5 key points

  • Chief Superintendent Matt Longman confirmed the discovery of a body “with great sadness” at a press conference later on Tuesday evening, saying that it was “weighing heavy on the people of Plymouth”.
  • Ms McLeod left her home in Leigham at about 6pm on Saturday evening (20 November) and had been due to catch a bus into the city centre to meet friends. She never arrived and Devon and Cornwall police have been conducting searches and inquiries across Plymouth, the force said, supported by a police helicopter.
  • A Facebook page created to help find her attracted more than 10,000 members, though the group was deleted on Tuesday as per the family’s wishes, according to a person who helped set it up.
  • Investigators said the body had been located near Bovisand in South Hams on the south coast of Devon after information was passed to the police.
  • Devon and Cornwall Police said formal identification has yet to be carried out, but that Ms McLeod’s family had been informed of the development and are being supported by officers.

What’s been said

Chief Superintendent Matt Longman said: “This is weighing heavy on the people of Plymouth tonight, it really is.

“And I would just like to send my thoughts to the friends and family of Bobbi-Anne; that actually feels like it’s a relatively inadequate thing to say at such a time.

“But we are continuing to do everything we can to understand exactly what’s happened around this event”.

He also thanked his teams and the public for their “dedication and efforts” and “working hand-in-hand tirelessly really over the last few days to try and find the location of Bobbi-Anne”.

Plymouth MP, Luke Pollard, urged the community to pull together as they had after the mass shooting in the Keyham area of the city this summer.

The Labour MP for Plymouth Sutton & Devonport tweeted: “It is devastating news for our city that a body has been discovered in the search for missing Bobbi-Anne.

“My thoughts and love are with the family. We await news from the police but this is another dark day for our city. Let’s pull together in the same way we did after Keyham.”

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