Hunt for girl, 18, who vanished three days ago on her way to meet boyfriend: Teenager’s headphones and tobacco are found at bus stop and her phone is handed to police as officers scour nearby woodland
- Officers sealed off bus stop as they continue to hunt for Bobbi-Anne McLeod, 18
- They said they were increasingly concerned for the youngster after three days
- She was due to get a bus in Plymouth, Devon, into city centre to meet boyfriend
- But she never arrived and her possessions are thought to have now been found
Police have found a pair of headphones, mobile phone and a pouch of tobacco in the search for missing teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod.
Officers sealed off a bus stop as they continue to hunt for the 18-year-old who vanished three days ago.
They said they were growing increasingly concerned for the youngster after she did not show up to meet her boyfriend.
She was due to get a bus into Plymouth city centre in Devon to see him, but never arrived.
A search was conducted yesterday around Plymbridge woods and more are expected today.
Officers sealed off a bus stop as they continue to hunt for Bobbi-Anne McLeod (pictured) in Plymouth, Devon, after three days of searching
Close friends said they were growing fearful for what has happened to Ms McLeod after what are believed to be her items were picked up by police.
Her headphones and a pouch of tobacco were found at a bus stop while her mobile was handed into police.
Close family friend, Amanda Issacs, 34, said she had been on her way to meet her boyfriend when she disappeared three days ago.
She added: ‘It’s going to be 72 hours since her disappearance at 6pm tonight and there’s just no sign of her.
‘By the signs of it, it does look like she has been taken from a bus stop because she was due to get on this bus and she never got on it.
Officers sealed off a bus stop as they continue to hunt for the 18-year-old who vanished three days ago (pictured today)
‘Her headphones and baccy were found at the bus stop and there’s just no trace. It has been sealed off and forensics are there today. Her phone has been handed in [to police] too.
‘She was due to meet her boyfriend and she never showed up, she’s been with her boyfriend a long time – about six months now.
‘I live next door and I’m a close family friend, she’s not one to just disappear, it’s very odd.
‘She’s a very in girl, she is very family orientated, she’s got a boyfriend – he’s ever so nice – and a few friends. She’s just a lovely girl and this is so out of character for her.
‘She is 18, but she is very tiny and very slim that she probably looks about 15 in reality.’
Officers have been seen in the Millwood Drive area of the city as the search for the missing 18-year-old enters its third day. Members of the public are also out looking.
They set up a Facebook group called ‘Help Find Bobbi McLeod and Information’ Facebook group.
The group is being used to coordinate and share information about which search areas have been checked.
Police described Ms McLeod as 4ft 11ins tall, of slight build and has brown, straight shoulder length hair, green eyes and ear piercings.
Police described Ms McLeod as 4ft 11ins tall, of slight build and has brown, straight shoulder length hair, green eyes and ear piercings. Pictured: A police helicopter helps in the search
She was believed to have been wearing a grey Nike jumper, black ripped jeans and fishnet tights and light Nike trainers when she was last seen.
Detective Inspector Matt Lawrence said: ‘We believe she was due to get a bus from Sheepstor Road into the city centre to meet some friends, but she didn’t show up.
‘We would like to hear from anyone who has seen Bobbi-Anne since she left her home on Saturday, or from anyone who knows of her current whereabouts.
‘Bobbi-Anne may be reading this appeal, if you are then please get in touch; You are not in trouble, we just need to know that you are safe and well.’