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Bobbi-Anne McLeod: Man Charged With Murder After Teen Goes Missing

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Bobbi-Anne McLeod: Man Charged With Murder After Teen Goes Missing

A man has been charged with murder in connection to missing teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod.

Cody Ackland, 24, is remaining in custody, having been presented with charges early on Friday 26th November, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said: "A 24-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection to the disappearance of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod.

An extensive search effort was carried out looking for Bobbi (Credit: SWNS)
An extensive search effort was carried out looking for Bobbi (Credit: SWNS)
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"Cody Ackland from the Southway area of Plymouth, has been charged with murder and remanded in police custody.

"He is due to appear at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Friday 26 November.

"The family of Bobbi-Anne have been informed of this update and continue to be supported by specialist officers."

A 26-year-old, who was also arrested, has been released without charges.

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It was previously reported that there was "no known link" between suspect and victim, and the police are not searching for anyone else in relation to the incident.

Searches are still being carried out (Credit: SWNS)
Searches are still being carried out (Credit: SWNS)

At a press conference, Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Leaper said: "A significant number of inquiries and searches have been carried out overnight and into today in relation to the ongoing murder investigation in Plymouth.

"These inquiries remain ongoing across a number of scenes in and around the city.

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"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."

A huge search effort was co-ordinated to find Bobbi-Anne, after she went missing on Saturday.

The teenager was meant to be meeting her boyfriend, and was last seen waiting at a bus stop.

Friends of Bobbi's have been seen tearfully laying tributes to the missing teen (Credit: SWNS)
Friends of Bobbi's have been seen tearfully laying tributes to the missing teen (Credit: SWNS)
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A body was found on Bovisand beach, but has yet to be formally identified to the press.

Bobbi’s disappearance has seen further calls to “reclaim the streets” over growing fears of violence against women.

A large number of woman are expected to attend a more public vigil on Plymouth Hoe as part of the 'Reclaim the Streets' movement launched in the wake of the killing of Sarah Everard.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

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