Two people arrested this afternoon in connection with Becky’s disappearance

Becky Watts

Becky Watts: two people have been arrested by police investigating her  disappearance

The parents of missing Becky Watts say they are preparing themselves for the worst after police announced this afternoon that two people have been arrested in connection with their daughter’s disappearance.

Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks, who is heading up the investigation team, said: “This afternoon we have arrested two people in connection with the disappearance of Becky Watts on Thursday 19th February from the St George area of Bristol.

“Whilst the two people are being questioned our search for Becky continues unabated. I would like to appeal once again for anyone who might have information about her whereabouts, or anything else that might help us to find her, to call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Avon & Somerset Police on 101 quoting MP 591/15.

In a statement Becky’s father and step-mum Darren and Angie-Mae Galsworthy said: “Rebecca has still not been found. We continue to hope that she will be found safe and unharmed but we will prepare ourselves for the worst.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has assisted in the search for Becky and for the messages of support.  We continue to work with the police to bring their investigation to a successful conclusion and we would like to ask members of the public to continue to report anything, however small, if they think it may help to find Becky.”