Police Appeal To Find Missing Leicestershire Teenager

17 November 2015, 18:24 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Kayleigh Haywood

Police are asking for help to find a 15-year-old who's gone missing in Leicestershire.

Leicestershire Police say they've found a mobile phone in their search for a missing 15 year-old- thought to be that of the young girl from Measham.

Kayleigh Haywood, from Measham, was last seen by her family at about 6pm when she was dropped off outside Ibstock Community College, in Central Avenue.

The teenager was in contact with her parents again on Saturday morning (14 November) but they have not heard from her since.

Police have arrested two men aged 27 and 28 in the Coalville and Ibstock areas, over her disappearance.  They are in police custody being questioned.

Kayleigh's family have made this heartfelt plea:

“Your brothers and sister are missing you and just want you home.

“We all miss you so much especially Mertle, your little sister. Please come home, you’re not in any trouble, we just want you back safe and sound.”

And they urged: “If anyone knows anything or has any information please contact the police. We just want our KJ home.”

Chief Superintendent David Sandall, said: “Kayleigh if you see this appeal please contact your family or the police, we just want to ensure that you are safe and well.

“If you have seen Kayleigh since Friday evening (13 November) or have any suspicions about where she may be then we need to speak to you immediately. Anyone with information is urged to call the dedicated incident room on 0800 096 1233 or 0207 158 0197.”

Twitter users have been using the hashtag #helpfindKayleigh to raise awareness.


 Detective Chief Superintendent David Sandall from Leicestershire Police spoke to Capital about the latest developments.