‘Murdered’ schoolgirl’s former teachers pay touching tribute to ‘happy child’

Two schools have described their "heartbreak" after a former pupil was tragically found dead after she vanished over the weekend in Devon.

Bobbi-Anne McLeod, 18, was last seen leaving her home to get a bus into Plymouth city centre to see her friends at around 6pm on Saturday, November 20.

She was reported missing after she failed to arrive and her body was found three days after her disappearance in the Bovisand area of the South Hams on Tuesday.

Two men, aged 24 and 26, have since been arrested on suspicion of murder and are being held in police custody at this time.

Staff and pupils at her former schools paid tribute to the young woman and said she was a "loving child" who had a "bright future ahead of her", reports Plymouth Live.

Andrew Swainson, headteacher of Leigham Primary School said: "On behalf of all here at Leigham Primary School, I would like to send our thoughts and sympathy to the family and friends of Bobbi-Anne McLeod.

"The staff team here is devastated by this horrific tragedy in our community.

"Bobbi-Anne is remembered here as a very happy, quiet and loving child with great potential.

"We also remember fondly her brother, Lee, and their doting mother who was always there for her children.

"Bobbi-Anne left Leigham Primary School with a bright future ahead of her and it is heart-breaking that her future has been so cruelly taken away from her."

Headteacher Graham Roser, of Tor Bridge High added his voice to the tributes from the young woman's former school, writing: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bobbi-Anne who was a student here at Tor Bridge High from 2014 until July 2019.

"Bobbi-Anne had many friends and is fondly remembered by staff and students alike.

"We are all shocked by the news and will make support available for members of the school community who are affected by this incredibly sad news."

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