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Police formally identify body found in Mansfield as Amber Peat and reveal she died from hanging

Nottinghamshire Police have formally confirmed that the body found last night by officers searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat, is the teenager.

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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.

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Floral tributes paid to Amber Peat in pictures

Floral tributes have been laid at the scene near to where the body was found Credit: PA
The area is in the middle of a quiet housing estate Credit: PA
Messages left in remembrance of Amber Credit: PA
A schoolgirl leaves a bouquet of flowers at the scene in Mansfield Credit: PA
The community in Mansfield is in mourning after the discovery of a body Credit: ITV News Central
Tributes have been left at a nearby tree Credit: ITV News Central
Police thanked the public for the health in the search for Amber Credit: PA


Police thank public for support in search for Amber

The Superintendent of Nottinghamshire Police has thanked the public for their support in the search for missing schoolgirl Amber Peat.

Police found a body in the search for Amber Peat yesterday Credit: ITV News

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.

– Superintendent Matt McFarlane, Nottinghamshire Police

Amber school 'shocked and saddened' over body find

Amber Peat Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

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



Body found in search for missing Amber Peat

Amber Peat Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

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.

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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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Parents of Amber Peat: Just let us know you're 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.

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