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Missing Leah: New appeal a month after she disappeared

Officers searching for Leah Croucher are appealing for information a month after she went missing from Milton Keynes.

Leah was seen on Buzzacott Lane in Furzton, just after 8.15am on Friday 15 February. She was walking in the direction of Loxbeare Drive and Chaffron Way.

Leah’s family last saw her in Quantock Crescent, Emerson Valley, in Milton Keynes, at around 10pm on Thursday 14 February. Her family reported her missing the following day.

CCTV images have been issued in the search for Leah Credit: Thames Valley Police

“Despite a thorough ongoing investigation the last confirmed sighting of Leah remains in Buzzacott Lane, Furzton, just after 8.15am on Friday 15 February. After that sighting she appears to have vanished. Leah was walking in the direction of Loxbeare Drive and Chaffron Way, which from CCTV enquiries, we know is her normal route to work which would take her onto Faraday Drive using the redways to travel north towards Kelvin Drive in Knowlhill."

– Chief Inspector Neil Kentish

Leah is:

  • White
  • Slim
  • Below shoulder length brown hair
  • Sometimes wears glasses
Leah Croucher Credit: Thames Valey Police

She was last seen wearing:

  • Black coat
  • Skinny black jeans
  • Black Converse high top shoes
  • Carrying a small black rucksack

“I believe that someone, somewhere has that vital piece of information that will help us find Leah. If you have, and for whatever reason you haven’t already come forward, I would urge you to think of Leah’s family and contact the police."

– Chief Inspector Neil Kentish
Officers have searched nearby lakes Credit: ITV Anglia

Thames Valley Police has brought in resources and expertise from across the force and external organisations, including the Major Crime Unit, Family Liaison Officers, specialist search teams, the mounted section, police dogs, the marine unit, and the National Police Air Service.

Officers have viewed and analysed footage from over 140 different sources, including residents, businesses, buses and dashcam.