3:59 pm, Sat 05 Oct 2013
A senior officer investigating the disappearance of young teenager Ciaran Sweeney has thanked members of the public in helping in the search.
In a statement released today, Ch Insp Paul Winter spoke of his sadness at the discover of the young Top Gear fan's body.
This is a case that has deeply affected both the Mansfield and the wider Nottinghamshire community.
On behalf of the force I’d like to thank the public for all of their help with the search for Ciaran.
The response to our appeals for information was overwhelming and the sight of so many posters in people’s windows and cars was a clear demonstration of a community united by the desire to find him.
I am only sorry that it has had such a tragic ending.
– Ch Insp Paul Winter, Nottinghamshire Police
1:03 pm, Sat 05 Oct 2013
Ciaran Sweeney missing from Mansfield
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The body of a teenager found at a quarry in Mansfield has been confirmed as that of missing school boy Ciaran Sweeney.
The 14-year-old had been missing from his home in Mansfield since 14th September. Underwater search teams found a body at Ratcher Hill Quarry in Southwell Road on Tuesday.
A post-mortem examination on Ciaran's body has taken place. Police have told ITV News it will be several weeks before the results are back.
6:30 am, Fri 04 Oct 2013
The body of a teenage boy was discovered by underwater search teams at a quarry in Mansfield on Tuesday.
We're expecting to find out if the body of a teenage boy found in a quarry in Mansfield is that of missing Ciaran Sweeney.
Ciaran Sweeney went missing three weeks ago
He hasn't been seen for more than a fortnight. The police's underwater search unit found a body on Tuesday. Post mortem examination results won't be released for a few weeks.
9:57 pm, Wed 02 Oct 2013
The body of a teenager found in Mansfield and thought to be that of Ciaran Sweeney who'd been missing for more than a fortnight will be formally identified on Friday. Police found the body at a local quarry yesterday as part of their search for the 14 year old. Kate Walby reports.
12:53 pm, Wed 02 Oct 2013
Detectives investigating the disappearance of missing schoolboy Ciaran Sweeney in Mansfield are continuing to investigate after a body was discovered yesterday.
Nottinghamshire Police’s Underwater Search Unit found the body of the teenage boy at about 10.15am in Ratcher Hill Quarry.
A Post Mortem examination took place last night but the results are expected to take several weeks to be confirmed.
Police are awaiting the formal identification which is likely to be confirmed by the end of the week.
We appreciate that this will be an emotional and trying time for the local community but until we can make formal identification we ask for your patience and sensitivity towards all involved.
– Chief Inspector Paul Winter
Ciaran’s family have asked that the media respect their privacy at this time.
9:39 pm, Tue 01 Oct 2013
Kate Hemingway has more on the discovery of a body in Mansfield, by police searching for missing teenager Ciaran Sweeney. The body was found today at a quarry on the outskirts of the town.
4:57 pm, Tue 01 Oct 2013
The boss at a quarry where a body was found in the search for a missing teenager say they are cooperating with police inquiries
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The boss at a quarry where a body was found in the search for a missing teenager say they are cooperating with police inquiries.
Managing Director, Jon Boulton says they want to send their condolences to the family of the teenager whose body was discovered on site.
2:35 pm, Tue 01 Oct 2013
Police searching for missing schoolboy Ciaran Sweeney have today found the body of a teenage boy in Mansfield. The body was discovered this morning in Ratcher Hill quarry in Southwell Road.
Formal identification is yet to take place and forensic investigation work is now underway. Police say Ciaran's family have been informed of the developments.
5:39 pm, Fri 27 Sep 2013
Yunus Mulla has the latest on the major search for a 14-year-old boy who has now been missing from his home for nearly a fortnight. Ciaran Sweeny, from Mansfield, hasn't been seen since he had a row about a mobile phone.
3:52 pm, Fri 27 Sep 2013
A major search is taking place for a 14-year-old boy who has now been missing from his home in Mansfield for nearly a fortnight.
There have been no sightings of Ciaran Sweeney since he had a row about a mobile phone. Detectives believe someone is sheltering him.
Yunus Mulla talks to a family friend about the lengths they are going to to find him.