Update in search for missing 12-year-old from Newton Abbot

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(Last Updated On: December 28, 2021)

Police have appealed to the public to help them locate the father of missing 12-year-old Leona Peach.

Officers believe Leona, who hasnt been seen since Monday 20 December, may have travelled to Bideford to be with her dad Billy Peach.

Police have appealed for Mr Peach or Leona to contact them or her family in Newton Abbot.

Detective Inspector Dave Pebworth said: “Enquiries are continuing in our efforts to locate Leona and we are asking the public to help us. We would ask Mr Peach to get in touch as we believe he may be able to help us with our enquiries. We would also like to hear from anyone who may know of their whereabouts.

“We are supporting her friends and family and are appealing to Leona to contact home so that they know that she is safe and well. We would ask that anyone who is with her encourages Leona to contact her family in Newton Abbot.

“Leona if you are reading this, we want you to know you are not in any trouble, please contact us, or someone you trust, to let us know you are safe.”

Leona is described as white and of slim to medium build. She is approximately 4ft 9ins tall, has hazel-coloured eyes and has long light-brown hair which reaches the middle of her back. She has a bald patch above her right ear.

Leona is believed to be wearing grey/blue leggings or skinny trousers with a dark-coloured fur coat and flip flops. She was carrying a pink bag.
If you have seen Leona, or know of her whereabouts, please call police immediately on 999, quoting log number 0222 of 20/12/21.

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