Police divers search lake in hunt for missing Leah Croucher

9 October 2019, 12:05 | Updated: 9 October 2019, 12:12

Police divers are searching a lake in their hunt for missing Leah Croucher
Police divers are searching a lake in their hunt for missing Leah Croucher. Picture: Global's Newsroom

By James Gooderson

Police divers have begun searching a lake in their hunt for missing Leah Croucher, who disappeared in Milton Keynes in February.

Officers were seen searching the Blue Lagoon in Bletchley, Milton Keynes for missing Leah.

Police said they were acting after a member of the public said he spotted seeing a grey hooded top in the area, which officers believe may be linked to Leah.

Police divers were scouring the lake this morning.

Police dive crews at the scene of the search
Police dive crews at the scene of the search. Picture: Global's Newsroom

Leah was last seen in Buzzacott Lane in Furzton, just after 8.15am on Friday 15 February this year. She was walking in the direction of Loxbeare Drive and Chaffron Way.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Andy Howard, said: “We are continuing to appeal for information regarding Leah’s movements and whereabouts on 14th and 15th February.

“I would like to remind people of the distinctive grey ‘Stewartby’ taekwondo hoody with a colourful logo that Leah was wearing at the time she went missing.

“This search activity is in response to a specific piece of information and could take up to 10 days to complete.

“I would request that the privacy of Leah’s family is continued to be respected at this time.

“The Blue Lagoon is a popular public area and if anybody has any information that they believe may be relevant to Leah’s disappearance they will be able to speak to police officers in the area over the coming days.”

Anyone with information can contact 101 and quote Operation Dawlish.

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