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Police appeal for help to find missing boy

Chay Bowskill has been missing for a week Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police are appealing for help to find a boy from Syston in Leicester who has been missing for a week.

Chay Bowskill was last seen in the Moat Street area of Wigston, at around 1pm on Tuesday 17 November, and reported missing shortly afterwards.

Chay is described as white, 5ft 7” tall, slim build, with green eyes and short brown hair. When last seen he was wearing a blue T-shirt, blue jogging trousers and a grey hooded top.

We are becoming increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of Chay.

We know that he has friends in the areas of Loughborough, Melton, Leicester city and Harborough, and we appeal to anyone who thinks they have seen Chay or know where he might be to contact us.

Please take a moment to look at his photo and if you have any information call 101.

– PC Craig Downward, from the Missing Persons team, said:


Vigil held for Kayleigh Haywood in Measham

A vigil has been held at St Laurence's church in Measham for Kayleigh Haywood after police confirmed they discovered a body believed to be the teenager's.

The family of the 15-year-old attended along with members of the local community from Measham and surrounding towns and villages.

Kayleigh's brother Kyle Haywood, 18, broke down as he paid tribute to his sister in front of 200 mourning friends and family members.

He said: "I'd like to thank everyone for coming for my little sister tonight.

"She was taken away from us at a young age, and nothing can bring her back.

"We are all very grateful to everyone that has come.

"I'd just like to say, Kayleigh, I hope you're looking down on us.

"You're in our hearts and in thoughts forever.

"I love you so much. So, so much."

After his tribute, Kyle went over and kissed his mother Stephanie Haywood, before sitting down with his close family in the front row of the 200-seater church.

Ibstock 'in a state of shock' over Kayleigh Haywood's death

A minister at the local baptist church in Ibstock, close to where Kayleigh Haywood went missing, says the local community has been stunned by the teenager's death.

Her body was discovered on farmland near Belton a few miles away from where she was last seen outside Ibstock Community College last week.

Junior Minister Danielle Leigh has been leading the tributes:


Aerials show intense activity in Kayleigh murder case

Forensic tents set up in the Sence Valley Forest park in Ibstock Credit: ITV News Central

These aerial photos show the intense police work taking place as part of the Kayleigh Haywood murder investigation.

Police officers carry an empty stretcher at one of the search sites. Credit: ITV News Central

Police confirmed in the early hours of this morning that a body was found, but have not revealed exactly where the discovery was made.

Tributes have been paid to the teenager from Measham in Leicestershire who disappeared from Ibstock on Friday.

Teams are also working at farmland near the village of Belton, approximately seven miles away from Ibstock. Credit: ITV News Central

Meanwhile two men aged 27 and 28 are being questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder.

Purple ribbons on display at Kayleigh's local church

Purple ribbons on display at Ibstock Baptist Church. Credit: ITV Central/Ewhen Kurlak

Purple ribbons have gone on display at Ibstock Baptist Church in Leicestershire in memory of murdered Kayleigh Haywood.

Police confirmed that a body found overnight is that of the missing 15-year-old.

Police confirmed they found the body of Kayleigh Haywood in searches overnight. Credit: Family handout

The church says it is open to everyone in the community at this difficult time.

Kayleigh was in Year 11 at Ashby School and purple was her favourite colour.

The church is planning to hold a memorial service at 10:30am this Sunday.

Police believe body found is Kayleigh Haywood

Police have confirmed the body found overnight is Kayleigh Haywood Credit: Family handout

Police say the body found overnight is that of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood.

The teenager went missing after being dropped off outside Ibstock Community College in Leicestershire on Friday evening. Men aged 27 and 28 are being held on suspicion of murder.

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