Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

Cody Ackland, 24, has been charged with the murder of teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall police.

A body believed to be the missing 18-year-old was found near the beach at Bovisand on Tuesday afternoon, about seven miles from the place where she was last seen.

Ackland, who was arrested on Tuesday, has now been charged with the murder and will later appear in Plymouth Magistrates’ Court.

Crime investigators at Sheepstor Road in Plymouth after the body of a woman were on the hunt for missing Plymouth teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod, who has not been seen since Saturday night.  Image Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
The police state that they are not looking for others in connection with the case

Ms McLeod’s family has been informed and is being supported by specialists, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

The force said Thursday that there was “no known connection” between McLeod and the suspect.

Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Leaper said investigators were not looking for anyone else in connection with the killing.

Ms McLeod left her home in Leigham around noon. 18.00 and was last seen waiting at a bus stop close to her house when she entered the city.

Hundreds of people gathered at the place she was last seen to hold a candle guard in her memory.

A bank of flowers dotted with candles has been laid by local residents over the past few days.

People gathered in Plymouth to hold a candle guard for Bobbi-Anne
People gathered in Plymouth to hold a candle guard for Bobbi-Anne

Donna McLeod, the victim’s mother, thanked the audience for all the love and support her family has received over the past few days.

“Thank you for doing everything you could to try to find her and bring our baby home,” she said.

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