Missing 12-year-old found "safe and well"

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(Last Updated On: December 30, 2021)

Missing schoolgirl Leona Peach has been found “safe and well” say police.

12-year-old Leona was reported missing from Newton Abbot on the morning of Monday 20 December.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Aided by officers from Lincolnshire Police and with support from Devon Child Services and Lincolnshire Child Services, units attended and undertook a search of an address near Boston this afternoon and located Leona; She will continue to be supported by specialist officers and child services.

“During the search police have arrested a 34-year-old man, originally from Devon, on suspicion of child abduction and kidnap. He is due to be transferred into police custody within Devon and Cornwall for questioning in due course.

“Officers would like to thank the public for their support in helping us locate Ms Peach.”

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