Body found near West Country beach thought to be missing teen – murder probe launched

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found near a West Country beach.

Police and council officials have confirmed that the body is believed to be that of missing teen Bobbi-Anne McLeod, reports Plymouth Live.

The 18-year-old was last seen leaving her home in Leigham, Plymouth at around 6pm on Saturday, November 20 and was due to get a bus to meet friends. However, she did not show up and concerns were soon raised.

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A huge search mission was launched, including police helicopters. But sadly, the hunt to find her – which many locals had joined in – was called off tonight when officers announced they had located a body.

Her family are being supported by specially trained officers.

In a statement released tonight, a spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Detectives investigating the disappearance of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod have launched a murder investigation.

“Bobbi-Anne was reported missing to police on Saturday 20 November after she failed to meet with friends in Plymouth.

“Police Officers & Staff have been engaged in enquiries with members of the public and completing searches since concerns for Bobbi-Anne were first reported.

“Sadly, earlier today the body of a woman was located near Bovisand, South Hams during searches by police officers. These searches were carried out following information received by police.

“Formal identification has yet to be carried out but the family of Bobbi-Anne McLeod have been informed of this development and are being supported by investigators.

“Two men, aged 24 and 26 from Plymouth have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody at this time.

“Enquiries remain ongoing in relation to this matter and anyone with information which may assist the ongoing investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 706 22/11/21.

“Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

A Plymouth Council spokesperson said the ‘shock of this tragedy will be felt across the whole city’.

They said: “This is really tragic news. Bobbi-Anne McLeod was a young woman who had her whole life ahead of her.

“It is devastating that someone has chosen to take this away.”

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