Bobbi-Anne McLeod: Two men held as body found in search for missing Plymouth teenager

Two men have been arrested after the body of missing Bobbi-Anne McLeod was found in the search for missing teen who has not been seen since Saturday evening.

Devon and Cornwall Police this evening (Tuesday) announced that they’d found the body of the missing 18-year-old during local searches.

Detectives have this evening arrested two men aged 24 and 26 from the Plymouth area.

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 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.

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.

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”.