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'I am pleased the case will be concluded swiftly and hope the family of Bobbi-Anne McLeod will be able to get the answers they need' - says Commissioner in her statement

'I am pleased the case will be concluded swiftly and hope the family of Bobbi-Anne McLeod will be able to get the answers they need' - says Commissioner in her statement

Following a guilty plea from Cody Ackland at Plymouth Crown Court this morning, Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, says she is pleased the case will be concluded swiftly and hopes the family of Bobbi-Anne McLeod will be able to get the answers they need concerning this hugely troubling case.

Bobbi-Anne went missing on the night of November 20. Her body was found at Bovisand three days later.

Ackland was arrested and charged with her murder, appearing in court for the first time on November 26.

He has been remanded in custody since and this morning pleaded guilty to Bobbi-Anne’s murder.

The Commissioner said: “I can’t even start to imagine the pain that Bobbi-Anne McLeod’s family and friends have been through over these past few months.

“While there is no justice that can bring Bobbi-Anne back, I’m pleased this case will be concluded swiftly and I truly hope the family will get the answers they need to provide some closure on this terrible incident.

“I’d like to thank the police for their hard work in bringing Cody Ackland to justice. I’d also like to thank the community of Plymouth who have shown courage, empathy and incredible support during this dark time for the city.

“If you have been affected by this case and want to speak to someone, you can contact Victim Support on 0808 1689111 or the Devon and Cornwall Victim Care Unit on 01392 475900.”