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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

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.

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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.

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."

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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.

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.

Stags snap up Motherwell winger on a free

Mansfield Town have announced the signing of winger Nathan Thomas on a free transfer from Scottish Premiership outfit Motherwell.

Mansfield Town have announced the signing of winger Nathan Thomas on a free transfer from Scottish Premiership outfit Motherwell. Credit: Mansfield Town FC

The 20-year-old, from North Yorkshire, made two appearances for Ian Baraclough’s team in 2014/15 after joining them on a free transfer midway through the season.

On his signing for the club, Thomas said: “Adam Murray [the manager] sold the club really well to me, with the style of football he wants to play and where he wants to take the club. I think he wants a youthful approach this season, with loads of energy, playing with wide men and playing football by passing the ball and playing it through the sections of the pitch – it’s how I was brought up to play football, the proper way."

Manager Adam Murray said: “Nathan is somebody who was with us for a month at the end of last season [on trial].

“He's a direct quick winger with a superb left foot which can create and he has a goal in him. As a person he is hungry and has a point to prove. He knows that he has to maximise his potential and we will help him to do this. It's an opportunity for Nathan and with hard work and the right attitude I believe he can be special.”

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