Police launch hunt for father of missing 12-year-old schoolgirl who has not been seen for eight days
- Police in Devon have launched a hunt for the father of a missing schoolgirl
- Leona Peach, 12 was last seen in Newton Abbot at 9.15am on December 20
- 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 she has long brown hair and a bald patch above her right ear
- **If you see her, call 999 immediately quoting log number 0222 of 20/12/21**
Police searching for a 12-year-old Devon schoolgirl revealed they are also looking for the girl’s father.
Leona Peach was last seen in the Hele Park area of Newton Abbot, Devon, at 9.15am on December 20 and missed Christmas Day with her family.
Officers revealed today they believe she may have travelled to Bideford to see her father Billy Peach.
Leona Peach (pictured) was last seen in the Hele Park area of Newton Abbot, Devon, at around 9.15am on December 20
Leona is believed to be wearing grey-blue leggings or skinny trousers with a dark-coloured fur coat and flip flops
Police appealed for Mr Peach or Leona to get in touch with them or contact her family in Newton Abbot so they know she is safe and well.
Officers also called on the public to share any information that may lead to the police finding Mr Peach and Leona.
Detective Inspector Dave Pebworth said: ‘Enquiries are continuing in our efforts to locate Leona and we are asking the public to help us.
‘We would ask Mr Peach to get in touch as we believe he may be able to help us with our enquiries.
‘We would also like to hear from anyone who may know of their whereabouts.
‘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.
‘We would ask that anyone who is with her encourages Leona to contact her family in Newton Abbot.
A locator map shows where the schoolgirl was last seen eight days ago. If you have seen Leona, or know of her whereabouts, please call police immediately on 999, quoting log number 0222 of 20/12/21
‘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 described as white and of slim to medium build. She is approximately 4ft 9in with hazel eyes and long light-brown hair that reaches the middle of her back.
She has a bald patch above her right ear.
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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