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Mansfield unites in vigil for Amber Peat

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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

Father with MND records voice he faces losing

A father from North Nottinghamshire, who has a degenerative condition that could affect his speech, is recording his voice so he will still be able to talk to his family.

Andrew Dodsworth, who is 45, has been living with motor neurone disease for eight months. He is hoping that by "banking" his voice he will be able to keep some of his identity. Peter Bearne has been talking to him at his home near Mansfield.

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Missing Amber body found

Police in Mansfield have confirmed that a body found yesterday evening is that of missing Amber Peat.

Tests have revealed that the cause of death was hanging. The 13-year-old disappeared from her home on Saturday evening.

Officers earlier thanked the local community for their assistance in the search for her.

Four hundred officers and staff from Nottinghamshire Police were involved in the operation to find her.

Her body was found on land about a mile away from her home in the town. Chris Kiddey has the details.

Amber Peat's parents pay tribute to 'beautiful daughter'

The parents of Amber Peat have paid tribute to their 'beautiful daughter' after police confirmed that a body found yesterday was that of the missing Mansfield teenager.

Police said tests revealed the cause of death was hanging.

We will always remember Amber for her love of singing and dancing.

She was never happier than when reading to her younger sisters and being surrounded by her family.

We will always be grateful for our last family holiday with our beautiful daughter. We will always miss her

– Amber's mum Kelly and stepdad Danny

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, you can call Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 or visit the website.

Police: Body found is of Amber Peat - cause of death 'hanging'

Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed that a body found yesterday is that of missing 13-year-old Amber Peat - and the cause of death was hanging.

Formal identification and a post-mortem took place earlier today.

Amber's body was discovered less than a mile from her Mansfield home. She went missing on Saturday.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, you can call Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 or visit the website.

School pays tribute to 'bright' Amber who loved singing and dancing

Tributes have been paid to 13-year-old Amber Peat by her school. The statement from Queen Elizabeth's Academy says that Amber was a bright student who loved singing and dancing. It added that pupils are being supported by staff and trained counsellors at this difficult time. A body was found last night in the search for the missing teenager. Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Our school community is deeply shocked and saddened to hear a body has been found in the search for one of our year 8 students Amber Peat. We have been working with the police over the past two days and are waiting to hear from them whether it is Amber who has been found. Amber has been a student at the school since September. Academically bright, she has been in the Academy choir and has loved singing and dancing. Amber has been happy at the Academy. Students who have been particularly affected are being supported by staff and trained counsellors. This is a close knit, community Academy and everybody is supporting each other at this difficult time. Our thoughts are very much with the family at this extremely difficult time.

– Statement from Queen Elizabeth's Academy
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