Man held on suspicion of murder had 'no known links' to Plymouth teen

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(Last Updated On: November 25, 2021)

Police have said today that there is no known link between the suspect and Plymouth teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod.

A 24-year-old man remains in custody after another was released by police earlier “with no further action being taken in relation to this matter.”

Police launched a murder investigation after a body was found in the search for
Bobbi-Anne McLeod, who was reported missing to police on Saturday 20 November after she failed to meet with friends in Plymouth.

Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Leaper said: “A significant number of enquiries and searches have been carried out overnight and into today in relation to the ongoing murder investigation in Plymouth. These enquiries remain on going across a number of scenes in and around the city.

“Earlier today, a 26-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder, was released from police custody having been eliminated from the enquiry.

“A 24-year-old man remains in police custody at this time on suspicion of murder under a warrant of further detention.

“This warrant enables police to extend the time in which a person can be detained within police custody whilst an investigation is ongoing.”

The family of Bobbi-Anne continue to be supported by specialist officers.

ACC Leaper continued: “I can confirm that at this time, there is no known link between the suspect and victim and I would like to reassure the public that at this time, we are not seeking anyone else in relation to this matter.

“This remains a developing and active case and as such we would remind everyone not to speculate in relation to this matter. It is crucial that we uphold the integrity of this investigation at all times.

“Once again, I give my utmost thanks to the public and communities in Plymouth who continue to be supportive of our enquiries.”

Anyone with information which may assist the ongoing investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 706 22/11/21.

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