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 was a typical 14-year-old boy. He loved watching television, particularly Top Gear, and survival programmes although he wasn’t the type to go off into the wilderness himself.
The last few weeks have been unbearable and then to not have found Ciaran alive is the worst thing any family could face.
Our comfort has been the support of all of our family, neighbours and community who have helped us search for him.
Ciaran's body was found in Ratcher Hill Quarry in Southwell Road on Tuesday.
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