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Pair held over missing Leicestershire girl

Two men are being questioned over the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl in Leicestershire who has not been seen for five days.

Kayleigh Haywood, from Measham, was last seen at 6pm on Friday evening when she was dropped off outside Ibstock Community College and last spoke to her parents on Saturday morning, but has not been heard from since.

Two male suspects, aged 27 and 28, were arrested in the Coalville and Ibstock areas in connection with her disappearance.

Detectives searching for the teenager have turned their attention to two locations.

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson confirmed that forensics teams and officers were combing "a park and house" for clues, but declined to give further details.

Launching an appeal for information Leicestershire Police's head of crime, Detective Chief Superintendent David Sandall, urged anyone with information or sightings of the teenager to come forward "immediately".

Speaking on Monday evening, 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 okay."

The teenager was described as being about 5ft 6ins, of medium build, with mousey coloured long hair. Describing the investigation Mr Sandall said: "We have a dedicated team of officers carrying out enquiries to try and locate Kayleigh.

"It is now more than three days since she was last seen by her family and they, 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 enquiries. However small it may seem please get in touch."


From Belfast Telegraph