Desperate search for Devon schoolgirl, 12, who missed Christmas Day

Police launch desperate search for 12-year-old Devon schoolgirl who missed Christmas Day with her family

  • Leona Park, 12, was last seen in the Hele Park area of Newton Abbot last Monday
  • Originally from North Devon, police believe she may have travelled to Bideford
  • She is white, of slim to medium build and is 4ft 9in, with hazel-coloured eyes
  • Police said has long brown hair and also has a bald patch above her right ear
  • **If you see her, call 999 immediately quoting log number 0222 of 20/12/21**

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 12-year-old Devon schoolgirl who disappeared a week ago and missed Christmas Day with her family.

Leona Peach was last seen in the Hele Park area of Newton Abbot, Devon, at around 9.15am last Monday.

Originally from the North Devon area, officers believe she may have travelled to Bideford. 

Leona Peach (pictured) was last seen in the Hele Park area of Newton Abbot, Devon, at around 9.15am last Monday

Leona is believed to be wearing grey/blue leggings or skinny trousers with a dark-coloured fur coat and flip flops

She has been described as white and of slim to medium build.

She is approximately 4ft 9in, has hazel-coloured eyes and has long light-brown hair which reaches the middle of her back. She has a bald patch above her right ear, police said.

Police have also appealed for Leona to make contact with her family in Newton Abbot.

Detective Inspector Dave Pebworth said: ‘Enquiries are continuing in our efforts to locate Leona and we are asking members of the public to help us.

‘We are supporting her friends and family and are appealing to Leona to contact home so that they know that she is safe and well.

‘This time of year is especially important for families and we are keen to make sure that she is okay and would ask that anyone who is with her encourages Leona to contact her family in Newton Abbot.

‘Leona if you are reading this, we want you to know you are not in any trouble, please contact us, or someone you trust, to let us know you are safe.’  

Leona is believed to be wearing grey/blue leggings or skinny trousers with a dark-coloured fur coat and flip flops. She was carrying a pink bag.

If you have seen Leona, or know of her whereabouts, please call police immediately on 999, quoting log number 0222 of 20/12/21. 

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