Bobbi-Anne McLeod: Man held on suspicion of murder had 'no links' to Plymouth teen

As the police investigation continues, hundreds of people have attended a vigil at the last place Bobbi-Anne McLeod was seen, reports ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn

A 24-year-old man being held on suspicion of murder after the disappearance of Bobbi-Anne McLeod has "no known links" to the Plymouth teenager, according to police.

A second man who was arrested - who is 26 years old - has been released having been eliminated from the enquiry.

Devon and Cornwall Police have been granted a further 24 hours to question the 24-year-old man being held on suspicion of murder.

The force says officers are not seeking anyone else in relation to Bobbi-Anne's disappearance.

It follows the discovery of a body in Bovisand during the search for Bobbi-Anne McLeod, who went missing on Saturday 20 November.

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In a statement this afternoon (November 25), Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Leaper said a "significant" number of searches and enquiries have been carried out in the past 24 hours.

"Earlier today, a 26-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder was released from police custody having been eliminated from the enquiry," she said.

"A 24-year-old man remains in police custody at this time on suspicion of murder under a warrant of further detention.

"I can confirm that at this time there is no known link between the suspect and Bobbi-Anne and I would like to reassure the public that at this time we are not seeking anyone else in relation to this matter.

"The family of Bobbi-Anne continues to be supported by specialist officers.

"This remains a live and active case and as such we remind everyone the importance of not speculating in relation to this matter.

"It is crucial that we uphold the integrity of this investigation at all times.

"Once again I give my utmost thanks to the communities and the public in Plymouth.

Crime scene investigators near Sheepstor Road in Plymouth, after the body of a woman was found Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

"We have their continued support in our enquiries.

"Specialist resources are supporting officers on the ground as we carry out enquiries at a number of locations and these are likely to continue over the coming days.

"During that time the public are likely to see an increased, visible presence.

"Anyone with information which may assist the ongoing investigation is asked to contact us, the police, on 101 quoting log 706 of the 22 November."