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Body found in search for missing girl, 13

A body has been found by officers searching for missing 13-year-old girl Amber Peat.

Nottinghamshire Police said no formal identification had taken place, but said Amber's family had been informed.

Amber Peat was last seen on Saturda Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Officers were tonight at the scene in Mansfield where the body was discovered.


Evacuation of roller coaster at Alton Towers complete

Alton Towers has confirmed that all of the people trapped on a roller coaster following an accident have now been evacuated.

An Alton Towers spokeswoman said: "I can confirm that the ride has now been fully evacuated and those with serious injuries have been taken to hospital.

"The evacuation was completed by 6.35pm."

Staffordshire Police also tweeted that the family members of the two men and two women most seriously injured in the incident have now been contacted.

The spokeswoman said she could not confirm reports that two of the casualties were taken to a hospital in Coventry and the other two to Stoke.

Coca-Cola: Fifa needs to win back trust of football fans

Fifa sponsor Coca-Cola has welcomed Sepp Blatter's decision to step down, saying the move would be "for the good of sport, football and its fans".

Coca-Cola is a Fifa sponsor Credit: Reuters

A spokeswoman said the soft drinks giant urged Fifa to "urgently" address the issues which have plagued the footballing body over the course of the past week.

We respect Mr. Blatter’s decision.

Our expectation remains that Fifa will continue to act with urgency to take concrete actions to fully address all of the issues that have been raised and win back the trust of all who love the sport of football.

We believe this decision will help Fifa transform itself rapidly into a much-needed 21st century structure and institution.

– The Coca-Cola Company spokeswoman

Ian Wright: Let's revive UK bid to host 2022 World Cup

ITV football analyst Ian Wright has said he would like to see the UK revive its bid to host the World Cup, after a series of damaging corruption allegations against Fifa officials resulted in the resignation of president Sepp Blatter.

The UK missed out with a controversial decision which saw Qatar named as the 2022 host city.

The call was echoed by Labour's shadow culture secretary Chris Bryant, who called Mr Blatter's decision "great news for football".

I'm glad [he] has listened to the overwhelming calls and taken the inevitable decision to go.

His departure is necessary but not sufficient. Fifa needs complete reform, and to rerun the 2022 World Cup bid.

The election of a new president needs to happen as soon as possible to give Fifa a chance to clean up its game and regain its reputation.

– Chris Bryant, Shadow culture secretary


Four injured riders have 'significant' leg injuries

Four out of 16 people involved in the rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers today have sustained "significant lower limb injuries" according to a senior paramedic at the scene.

These injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The remaining 12 are likely to have sustained "walking wounded" injuries only in the accident on the park's Smiler ride.

The paramedic also confirmed that all four of the injured parties were in their mid twenties.

Greg Dyke: 'This is great news for football worldwide'

English FA chairman Greg Dyke has described Sepp Blatter's decision to resign as Fifa president as "a great day for football worldwide" but warned that "now we need to look forward".

He told ITV News:

"It's great news for football worldwide, it's great news for English football...

"But there's no point having a good day for football if the organisation carries on the way it's being going for the last twenty years."

Man City captain calls for more to follow Blatter

Manchester City FC captain Vincent Kompany has called for more senior Fifa officials to follow in the footsteps of president Sepp Blatter and resign.

Mr Kompany said Blatter was not solely responsible for alleged corruption at the organisation, and said full reform was the only way to "bring back ethics".

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