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13-year-old Amber Peat died as a result of hanging

Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed a body found in Mansfield is that of missing Amber Peat.

Post mortem tests showed the 13-year-old, who had not been seen since Saturday, died as a result of hanging.

Amber's mother Kelly and stepfather Danny paid tribute to their daughter saying: 'We will always remember Amber for her love of singing and dancing.'

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Notts Police thank community for help in Amber search

Amber Peat was reported missing at the weekend. Credit: Nottinghamshire POlice

Nottinghamshire Police have thanked the local community for their help in searching for 13-year-old Amber Peat.

A body believed to be Amber's was discovered less than a mile from her Mansfield home yesterday.

Formal identification and a post-mortem will take place later today.

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 400 officers and staff 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."

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