Bobbi-Anne McLeod: Man detained on suspicion of murder had ‘no links’ to Plymouth teenager

While police investigation continues, hundreds of people have watched a guard at the last scene where Bobbi-Anne McLeod was seen, reports the ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn

A 24-year-old man remanded in custody on suspicion of murder after the disappearance of Bobbi-Anne McLeod has, according to police, “no known connections” to the Plymouth teenager.

ONE another man who was arrested – who is 26 years old – has been released after being excluded from the investigation.

Devon and Cornwall police have been given an additional 24 hours to question the 24-year-old man detained on suspicion of murder.

The force says officers are not looking for others in relation to Bobbi-Anne’s disappearance.

It follows the discovery of a body in Bovisand during the search for Bobbi-Anne McLeod, who disappeared on Saturday 20 November.

In a statement this afternoon (November 25), Assistant Chief of Staff Nikki Leaper said a “significant” number of searches and queries have been conducted in the last 24 hours.

“Earlier today, a 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder was released from police custody after being eliminated from the investigation,” she said.

A 24-year-old man remains in police custody at this point on suspicion of murder under an arrest warrant.

“I can confirm that at present there is no known connection between the suspect and Bobbi-Anne and I would like to assure the public that we are not currently seeking anyone else in relation to this case.

“The family of Bobbi-Anne continues to be supported by specialists.

“This remains a living and active cause, and as such we are all reminded of the importance of not speculating in relation to this matter.

“It is vital that we maintain the integrity of this study at all times.

“I once again thank my biggest thanks to the local communities and the public in Plymouth.

Investigators at the scene near Sheepstor Road in Plymouth after the body of a woman was found Credit: Ben Birchall / PA

“We have their continued support in our inquiries.

“Specialist resources support on-site officers as we conduct inquiries at a range of locations and these are likely to continue over the coming days.

“During that time, the public is likely to see an increased, visible presence.

“Anyone with information that may assist the ongoing investigation, please contact us, the police, on 101 indicating log 706 of November 22.”

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