Friday 2 December 2016

Detectives search house and arrest two men in hunt for missing Kayleigh (15)

Ryan Wilkinson

Published 17/11/2015 | 11:18

Undated handout photo issued by Leicestershire Police of Kayleigh Haywood
Undated handout photo issued by Leicestershire Police of Kayleigh Haywood
Police activity at a cordoned off house in George Avenue, Ibstock, as police search for 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood
A bridleway leading to Sence Valley Forest Park in Leicestershire is cordoned off as police search for Kayleigh Haywood who vanished after she was dropped off at Ibstock Community College, near her home in Measham, Leicestershire

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl are searching a house and parkland after arresting two men.

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Kayleigh Haywood vanished after she was dropped off at Ibstock Community College, near her home in Measham, Leicestershire, at 6pm on Friday.

Police activity at a cordoned off house in George Avenue, Ibstock, as police search for 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood
Police activity at a cordoned off house in George Avenue, Ibstock, as police search for 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood

The teenager last spoke to her parents on Saturday morning and has not been in contact since, said police, who are becoming "increasingly concerned" for her safety.

Two men, aged 27 and 28, arrested in the Coalville and Ibstock areas, were taken into custody for questioning as forensics teams and officers searched "a park and house", a police spokesman said.

A bridleway leading to Sence Valley Forest Park in Leicestershire is cordoned off as police search for Kayleigh Haywood who vanished after she was dropped off at Ibstock Community College, near her home in Measham, Leicestershire
A bridleway leading to Sence Valley Forest Park in Leicestershire is cordoned off as police search for Kayleigh Haywood who vanished after she was dropped off at Ibstock Community College, near her home in Measham, Leicestershire

Leicestershire Police's head of crime, Detective Chief Superintendent David Sandall, urged Kayleigh to contact her family and appealed to anyone with information or sightings of the teenager to come forward "immediately".

He said: "Kayleigh, if you see this, I want you to know that you are not in trouble.

"The police and your family are concerned as they have not heard from you since Saturday morning and we just want to make sure you are OK."

The detective said a dedicated team of officers was carrying out inquiries to try to locate the missing girl.

He added: "Her family ... and us, are becoming increasingly concerned about her safety.

"You may have some information which doesn't seem significant to you, but it could really help with our inquiries. However small it may seem, please get in touch."

Kayleigh is described as being about 5ft 6in and of medium build, with long mousey- coloured hair.

Police said CCTV is being checked and house-to-house inquiries are being carried out and "a number of scenes" have been secured.

A bridleway leading to Sence Valley Forest Park is among the areas which have been cordoned off.

Mr Sandall added: "Officers are continuing to search for Kayleigh, and as part of these searches a number of areas have been cordoned off.

"I would reiterate my appeal for anyone with information about where Kayleigh may be to contact us on the dedicated phone line.

"Kayleigh, if you see this, please let us know you are safe and well."

Forensics and police officers are searching two addresses on a new-build Bakers Croft housing development in Ibstock.

Specialist officers wearing latex gloves were seen entering one of the homes on George Avenue which has been cordoned off.

As the worrying news spread locals took to Twitter to express their concern at the youngster's disappearance, while Leicestershire Police stepped up its social media with the hashtag #helpfindkayleigh.

Robbie tweeted: "Can't believe a 15 year old girl has gone missing, it doesn't seem real until it happens on your doorstep! #helpfindkayleigh"

Mary Jane Holland described seeing a police helicopter circling above her home shortly after midday on Monday. She tweeted: "Really hoping Kayleigh is found safe - awful that it's all happening in Ibstock #helpfindkayleigh".

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