Nottinghamshire Police have formally confirmed that the body found last night by officers searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat, is the teenager.
In a media conference held this evening officers revealed she died from hanging and that the body had been concealed behind hedges.
Police revealed that her parents had said they will always remember her singing and dancing, her joy in reading to her younger sisters, and will treasure memories of their last family holiday together.
The Superintendent of Nottinghamshire Police has thanked the public for their support in the search for missing schoolgirl Amber Peat.
Yesterday a body was found in the search for the missing 13-year-old, although formal identification has yet to take place. Police are not treating the death as suspicious.
In a statement, 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 four hundred officers and staff, including those from our five neighbouring East Midlands forces, 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.
A post mortem and formal identification will take place later today.
The school attended by Amber Peat say they are "shocked and saddened" to hear that a body has been found in the search for the missing 13-year-old from Mansfield.
In a statement, Queen Elizabeth's Academy, said:
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
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Nottinghamshire Police said they are not treating the death of a young girl as suspicious, after a body was found in Mansfield which is thought to be that of missing 13-year-old Amber Peat.
Police searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat have found a body.
Officers are at the scene in Mansfield and enquiries are on-going. Formal identification has yet to take place.
Nottinghamshire Police said her family has been informed and asked that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
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".
The parents of missing 13-year-old Amber Peat have made an emotional appear for anyone with information on the whereabouts of their daughter to contact them.
At a press conference held by Nottinghamshire Police, Kelly and Amber's stepfather Danny Peat described their daughter as a "homebird" and said her disappearance was "out of character".
They said the family had just returned from a holiday in Cornwall.
The parents of missing Mansfield teenager Amber Peat have made an emotional appeal for their daughter to come home.
"Please come home. Just let us know that you're safe, or anyone who knows anything, please get in touch" her stepfather Danny Peat told reporters.