British police find body in search for Kayleigh Heywood

Family of 15-year-old schoolgirl, missing since Friday, informed of discovery

Police guard a storage container in Diseworth as they search for Kayleigh Haywood. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Police guard a storage container in Diseworth as they search for Kayleigh Haywood. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

 

Officers searching for missing 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood have found a body, police said.

Leicestershire Police made the discovery in a field in Ibstock at around 10pm on Wednesday and the teenager’s family has been informed, although formal identification is yet to take place.

Kayleigh, from Measham, had not been seen since about 6pm on Friday November 13, when she was dropped off outside Ibstock Community College in Central Avenue.

Chief Superintendent David Sandall said: “We have discovered a body in a field. While formal identification has yet to take place, Kayleigh’s family are aware of the discovery and enquiries are continuing.”

Two men, aged 27 and 28, remain in police custody arrested on suspicion of murder.