Bobbi-Anne McLeod was last seen on Saturday evening leaving her home in Leigham, Plymouth, to go meet friends in the city centre, with her family now worried she was snatched from a bus stop
The desperate brother of a missing teenager believes someone has snatched his sister.
Bobbi-Anne McLeod was last seen on Saturday around 6pm after leaving her home in Leigham, Plymouth, to go meet friends in the city centre.
Headphones and a pouch of tobacco believed to belong to the 18-year-old have been found at a bus stop – which has been sealed off by investigators.
It’s also understood Bobbi-Anne’s mobile phone has been handed in.
Brother Lee McLeod took to Facebook to appeal to people to come forward with any information.
“Police have rung and someone has handed in Bobbi’s mobile,” he said.
“I’m begging everyone single person in Plymouth help me search everywhere search everything.
“Someone has my f***ing sister.
In an earlier post he said: “My sister’s phone has been tracked by police, however due to the phone being off, they’ve managed to know she’s still in the Plymouth area but don’t know her actual location.
“Please, please people – you hear anything, see anything, tell me.”
He said the family believe Bobbi-Ann “never even got on the bus” as her ticket wasn’t used.
“Has anyone seen Bobbi Mcleod? Please get hold of me asap,” he added.
Meanwhile, family friend Amanda Issacs said she also believes the teen was abducted.
“By the signs of it, it does look like she has been taken from a bus stop because she was due to get on this bus and she never got on it,” she said.
“Her headphones and baccy were found at the bus stop and there’s just no trace. It has been sealed off and forensics are there today. Her phone has been handed in [to police] too.
“She was due to meet her boyfriend and she never showed up. She’s been with her boyfriend a long time – about six months now.”
The 34-year-old, who lives next door to Bobbi-Anne’s family, said the teen is “not one to just disappear, it’s very odd”.
“She’s a very in girl, she is very family orientated, she’s got a boyfriend – he’s ever so nice – and a few friends. She’s just a lovely girl and this is so out of character for her.”
Amanda added that Bobbi-Anne is “very tiny and very slim” and looks several years younger than she is.
Investigators from Devon and Cornwall Police have been seen in the Millwood Drive area of the city, including at multiple bus stops, as the search enters its third day.
Some photos show officers on their hands and knees scouring the ground.
Members of the public are also carrying out local searches across the cityMembers of the public have set up a Facebook group called ‘ Help Find Bobbi McLeod and Information’.
The group is being used to coordinate and share information about which search areas have been checked and includes pleas for volunteers to scour parts of Plymouth that are yet to be searched.
Nearly 12,000 people have now joined the private group.
The admin wrote: “Did anyone see anything? Did you see anyone? Hear anything? Anything at all. Even the littlest info could help. There is so many dog walkers around here and cars passing someone must have seen something.
“No matter how irrelevant you think it is please, please, please get in touch xxx”
One local said: “This page is about coming together and being positive and hopefully, spreading things to find Bobbi. The family are going through enough so if you think you have information pls pls go to the police.”
Another friend added: “It’s heart-breaking to see this but I’m so so glad they are doing everything they can, praying and sending love.”
Another added: “This is so awful for all her friends and family. Shocking that someone can go missing in broad daylight.
“It’s a heavily wooded area too so the police have quite a job on. I wish everyone the very best of luck and hope it turns out to be a misunderstanding or something innocent.”
In a statement released on Monday, Detective Inspector Matt Lawrence said: “Bobbi-Anne McLeod was last seen leaving her home in Leigham at around 6 pm on Saturday 20 November.
“We believe she was due to get a bus from Sheepstor Road into the city centre to meet some friends, but she didn’t show up.
“Bobbi-Anne is 18-years-old, 4ft 11ins tall and of slight build. She has brown hair, green eyes with straight shoulder-length hair and ear piercings.
“She was believed to be wearing grey Nike jumper, black ripped jeans and fishnet tights, and light Nike trainers.
“We would like to hear from anyone who has seen Bobbi-Anne since she left her home on Saturday, or from anyone who knows of her current whereabouts.
“Bobbi-Anne may be reading this appeal, if you are then please get in touch; You are not in trouble, we just need to know that you are safe and well.”