Police watchdog launches Amber Peat investigation

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into Nottinghamshire Police's response to the disappearance of tragic Mansfield teenager Amber Peat.

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Police watchdog examines search for missing Amber

Police are being investigated over concerns they failed to act thoroughly on reported sightings of the schoolgirl Amber Peat before she was found dead.

It's just under three weeks since the body of 13-year-old Amber was found by officers less than a mile from her home in Mansfield - three days after she went missing.

Amber was found hanged after vanishing from her home following a row with her mother and stepfather. The police watchdog is investigating whether officers missed opportunities to find her. Sally Simpson reports.

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Police in 'voluntary referral' to IPCC over Amber Peat investigation

Nottinghamshire Police says it has voluntarily referred itself to the IPCC in relation to its handling of the Amber Peat case.

We made a voluntary referral to the IPCC and will fully support their investigation. Referrals like this are part of standard procedure for cases with such high public interest, we do this to ensure transparency.

– Nottinghamshire Police

Police watchdog launches Amber Peat investigation

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into Nottinghamshire Police's response to the disappearance of tragic Mansfield teenager Amber Peat.

It is believed the force voluntarily requested that a review is carried out by the watchdog.

Amber, 13, went missing from her home in Mansfield earlier this month. Her body was found after a four-day search. Test revealed the cause of death as hanging.

Amber Peat inquest adjourned for further tests

An inquest into the death of a 13-year-old schoolgirl from Mansfield has heard her injuries are consistent with hanging.

An inquest into Amber's death opened today

Amber Peat's body was discovered last week after a four-day search. She had gone missing after a family row over chores.

The inquest was adjourned to a later date for further tests to be carried out.

A vigil in the town on Monday raised £955 to go towards her funeral costs.

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Mansfield unites in vigil for Amber Peat

Candlelit walk takes place for Amber

A candlelit walk is being held tonight to raise money for the funeral of Amber Peat.

The 13 year-old from Mansfield went missing from her home 9 days ago. Her body was discovered 3 days later. An inquest into her death is due to be opened on Wednesday.

As the community in Mansfield struggles to come to terms with what has happened a charity has urged young people and parents to ask for help. Rajiv Popat reports.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, you can call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit the website.

Candlelight walk to raise money for Amber's funeral

A candelight walk will take place this evening to raise money for the funeral of Amber Peat.

Amber Peat

The 13-year-old was found dead last week less than a mile from her home in Mansfield. She had been missing for three days. Hundreds of local people and more than 400 police officers were involved in the search for her.

Flowers laid by members of the local community for Amber Peat
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