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Police release new CCTV image of missing teenager

Police in Milton Keynes have released a newly-found CCTV image of a teenage woman who was last seen on 15 February 2019.

Leah Croucher, 19, was last seen by her family in Quantock Crescent, Emerson Valley, in Milton Keynes at around 10pm on Valentine's Day.

Investigating officers have now discovered CCTV footage of Leah in Buzzacott Lane on Friday 15 February.

CCTV image of missing 19-year-old Leah Croucher. Credit: Thames Valley Police

“Leah if you are reading this, then please come home or contact us. You are not in any trouble and everyone is worried about you. We just want to know that you are safe and well. We all miss and love you so much.

“We would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for the support we have been given during a period which has been the most difficult in our lives so far.

"We would also like to thank the Police for their tireless efforts in trying to find our daughter."

– Family statement

Leah's description

  • White with a slim build
  • Below shoulder length brown hair
  • Sometimes wears glasses
  • She was last seen dressed in a black coat, skinny black jeans, black Converse high top shoes and carrying a small black rucksack.
Leah Croucher (19) was last seen by her family on Valentine's Day. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Chief Inspector Neil Kentish, of Milton Keynes Police, said: “We hope that by releasing this CCTV image of Leah in Buzzacott Lane on Friday will jog someone’s memory."

“It is very unusual for Leah to not have contact with her friends and family, and at this stage of the investigation we don’t know where she is.

"Therefore, it is vital that the public come forward to let us know if they have any information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be.

“As part of the investigation there will be search activity in Furtzon, where Leah was last seen, including the area of Furzton Lake. These searches are likely to go on for a number of days, so if you have any concerns, questions or information to provide please speak to one of our officers at the scene.

“I want to reassure the public that we are also carrying out extensive enquiries around CCTV as well as speaking to Leah’s family, friends and colleagues in order to find her safe and well."

– Chief Insp Neil Kentish, Milton Keynes Police