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Police are under investigation over Amber Peat tragedy

Police are under investigation for the handling of public information on the tragic death of Derbyshire teenager, Amber Peat.

Officers are being investigated over concerns that they failed to act thoroughly on reported sightings.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating Nottinghamshire Police over its handling.

The IPCC have issued the following statement.

We are conducting an independent investigation into Nottinghamshire Police's response to the missing person's report concerning Amber Peat.

"The investigation is in its early stages and we have made initial contact with Amber's family to inform them of our investigation."

– IPCC statement regarding Amber Peat update


Man bailed over Facebook Amber Peat murder claim

Amber Peat was found dead a mile away from her home in Mansfield just over a fortnight ago. Credit: Family handout

A man who suggested on Facebook Mansfield teenager Amber Peat was murdered has been bailed.

A 19-year-old male was arrested in London on Wednesday by the Metropolitan Police on suspicion of malicious communication, after writing a post on the social networking site during the three day search for the 13-year-old.

Amber was found hanged near her home in Mansfield a fortnight ago. Police are not treating her death as suspicious.

The inquest into the death of Amber Peat opens today

Irana Jackson and her son Finley lay flowers at the scene in Westfield Lane, Mansfield, where a body was found last night during the search for missing 13-year-old girl Amber Peat. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The body of 13-year-old Amber Peat was discovered in Mansfield after she walked out of the family home afternoon following a row with her parents.

The inquest into her death will take place today at Nottingham Coroner's Court, in Old Market Square, Nottingham.


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Baby girl for Mansfield athlete Rebecca Adlington

Swimming star Rebecca Adlington OBE from Nottinghamshire has given birth to her first child, a girl. She tweeted her delight, saying she and her husband were "over the moon".

The athlete out on an ITV local hero project last year Credit: ITV News Central

Rebecca retired from the pool at the age of 23, saying she decided to quit competitive sport because she felt she was too old to take on the very best. She won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Candlelit walk to raise money for funeral of Amber Peat

A candlelit walk will be held this evening to raise money for the funeral of a teenage girl who was found hanged in Mansfield.

Amber Peat's body was discovered hanged last week Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

The body of Amber Peat was discovered by police last week less than a mile from her home, just three days after she went missing.

Walkers are being asked to donate £1 towards the funeral and bring along a candle.

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