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.
The mother and step-mother of missing boy Ciaran Sweeney, whose body was discovered in a Mansfield quarry, have paid tribute to the 14-year-old.
His mother Rheane O'Neill and step-mother Tanya Poulton said the weeks since he went missing from home on September 14 had been "unbearable".
Ciaran's body was found in Ratcher Hill Quarry in Southwell Road on Tuesday.
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.