Bobbi-Anne McLeod: Inquest into Plymouth teen's death opens

Bobbi-Anne McLeod's body was found three days after she was reported missing.

An inquest has opened into the death of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod.

The Plymouth student's body was found by police in a wooded area on the South Devon coast, an inquest has heard.

Police searching for the 18-year-old, who was reported missing from near her home in Leigham on Saturday 20 November, were given information which led to the discovery three days later.

Speaking at the opening of the inquest at Plymouth Coroner's Court today (December 1), Inspector Stephanie Blundell from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Bobbi-Anne was found in a wooded area between Staddon and Bovisand.

"She had been reported missing by her family on November 20.

"On November 23, information was passed to the police which led to the discovery of the body of a young female."

A man has been charged with the murder of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod

The body has since been formally identified as being that of Bobbi-Anne.

The inquest heard the coroner's office will retain Bobbi-Anne's body for a short time for further examination.

Senior coroner Ian Arrow said: "I am formally opening the inquest today, but I shall adjourn pending the outcome of criminal proceedings."

Cody Ackland, 24, has been charged with the teenager's murder and will next appear at Plymouth Crown Court on January 24 next year.