Police are continuing to question two men on suspicion of murdering teenager Bobbi-Anne Mcleod.

The 18-year-old's body was found yesterday at Bovisand in the South Hams.

Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Leaper read from a prepared statement: "We are aware of the significant level on interest in the ongoing murder investigation being run by our major crime team and I wanted to provide you with the latest information in relation to this.

"The two men who were arrested on suspicion of murder remain in police custody at this time. We do not anticipate this to change throughout today as enquiries continue at a pace.

"Yesterday afternoon officers located the body of a woman in the Bovisand area of the South Hams after information received by police led to enquiries being carried out in the area.

"Formal identification hasn’t been carried out but the family of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne Mcleod were informed of the development and they continue to be supported by specialist officers.

"Officers on the ground have been and are continuing to be supported by specialist resources whilst extensive searches and forensic examination of a number of scenes is carried out.

"These searches are expected to continue over the coming days and the public can expect to see can increased visible police presence during that time.

"We apologise for any disruption these searches may cause our communities.

"Whilst of course we understand the public interest in this investigation, we remind the public that this is a live and active case and we ask members of the public not to speculate.

"I would like to thank the public and the communities of Plymouth for supporting our officers and investigation and I continue to encourage anyone with information which may assist our investigation to contact us.

"This can be done by calling 101 or other means which are accessible on our website or if you see an officer please do speak to them directly."

Smeaton’s Tower on Plymouth Hoe will be illuminated in purple tonight in Bobbi-Anne’s memory.