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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.

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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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Notts Police thank community for help in Amber search

Amber Peat was reported missing at the weekend. Credit: Nottinghamshire POlice

Nottinghamshire Police have thanked the local community for their help in searching for 13-year-old Amber Peat.

A body believed to be Amber's was discovered less than a mile from her Mansfield home yesterday.

Formal identification and a post-mortem will take place later today.

Superintendent Matt McFarlane said: "On behalf of Nottinghamshire Police I would like to thank the local community and those further afield for their help in our search to find Amber Peat.

“From the moment Amber was reported missing our teams worked tirelessly alongside the community to try and find her.

“Over 400 officers and staff were looking for her. Sadly this was not the outcome that any of us were hoping for.

“Our thoughts are with Amber’s family, and we do ask that you please respect their privacy and that of her wider family."

Death not being treated as suspicious after body found in search for missing Amber

Police say inquiries are "ongoing" after a body was found last night in the search for missing teenager Amber Peat. A formal identification is yet to take place, but Amber's family have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and police have asked that the family's privacy is respected.

Amber's family has been informed that a body has been found in the search for the missing teenager

13-year-old Amber had not been seen since she left the family home in Bosworth Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, at around 5.30pm on Saturday after a row with her family.

Kelly and Danny Peat said she walked out after refusing to clean a cool box used to store food during a holiday to Cornwall from which the family returned on Friday.

Mr Peat said: "We had just all had a brilliant holiday. It's just not right. She had a fantastic time, never stopped laughing with all of us together."

He added: "We told her to clean a cool box out that we had had sandwiches in for the journey home. It was a chore basically and I'm sure all teenagers are the same, she didn't want to do a chore. That was the last conversation."

Ms Peat said: "We were in the living room and I heard the front door slam." She went on: "I heard the door and when I went out I couldn't see her anywhere. She had just gone."

Police thanked all who had helped in the search, particularly the Mansfield community.

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Body found in search for missing Amber Peat

Police searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat have this evening found a body.

Body found in search for missing Amber Peat

Amber’s family has been informed. Officers are at the scene in Mansfield and enquiries are on-going. No formal identification has yet taken place.

Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Search continues for missing Amber Peat

A major manhunt for a 13-year-old girl who disappeared more than 72 hours ago and hasn't been seen or heard of since is continuing across the country.

Today the parents of Amber Peat - who they said 'was not the kind of girl to wander off' - made an emotional appeal for her to return to the family home in Mansfield.

They described having a 'minor disagreement' shortly before Amber disappeared. Well today people living in the area joined police as they searched for the youngster.

Chris Kiddey reports:

There are two new hotline numbers for the public to ring with information to help: 0800 096 1233 or 0207 158 0197

Fresh appeal to trace missing teenager Amber Peat

The stepfather of missing Mansfield teenager Amber Peat has said that she didn't really go out, and enjoyed reading.

Danny Peat made an emotional plea for 13-year-old Amber to return home - during a press conference alongside her mother Kelly and Superintendent Matt McFarlane, of Nottinghamshire Police.

Click below to watch a shortened version of the press conference:

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Missing teenager walked out after row over chores

Missing teenager Amber Peat has not been seen since she walked out after an argument over chores with her parents, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Superintendent Matt McFarlane told reporters officers are carrying out searches in Mansfield and had spoken to family and friends.

He appealed for Amber, who has two younger sisters, to come home and for anyone with information on the missing teenager to contact them.

"We are looking for vulnerable, missing young girl here. The aim is to find her and get her home safe".

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