Tuesday 27 September 2016

Body found in search for Amber Peat officially confirmed as that of missing 13-year-old

Published 03/06/2015 | 18:01

Missing teen Amber Peat Credit: Nottinghamshire Police
Missing teen Amber Peat Credit: Nottinghamshire Police
Concerned parents Kelly and Danny Peat
A poster on a car windscreen as near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Volunteers from the local community gather near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Volunteers from the local community gather near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area.Chris Radburn/PA Wire
A woman holds posters as volunteers from the local community gather near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Volunteers from the local community gather near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Volunteers from the local community gather near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Volunteers from the local community gather near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area.Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Volunteers from the local community gather near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Volunteers from the local community gather near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Volunteers from the local community gather at The Lady Brook sports bar near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Volunteers from the local community gather near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area.Chris Radburn/PA Wire
A poster on the back of a volunteer as people from the local community gather near to the home of missing teenager Amber Peat in Mansfield as police organise people into small groups to search the local area. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
A poster attached to a telegraph pole appeals for information about missing teenager Amber Peat, 13, from Bosworth Street in Mansfield. Amber Peat/PA Wire
General view of Bosworth Street in Mansfield home of missing teenager Amber Peat. Amber Peat/PA Wire
A poster attached to a telegraph pole appeals for information about missing teenager Amber Peat, 13, from Bosworth Street in Mansfield. Amber Peat/PA Wire
A poster attached to a telegraph pole appeals for information about missing teenager Amber Peat, 13, from Bosworth Street in Mansfield. Amber Peat/PA Wire
A poster appeals for information about missing teenager Amber Peat, 13, from Bosworth Street in Mansfield. Amber Peat/PA Wire
Undated handout photo issued by Nottinghamshire Police of Amber Peat, 13, from Mansfield, as police renewed an appeal to find the teenage girl who went missing after a row with her family. Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire

The body discovered yesterday evening in the search for Amber Peat has now been confirmed as that of the missing 13-year-old girl.

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Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed this evening that the body found in an area off Westfield Lane, Mansfield, in the UK was that of the missing teen. 

"Her body was out of sight and would not have been apparent to anyone in the area nearby," according to the police report.

Specialist officers are with Amber’s family at this difficult time and Superintendent Matthew McFarlane has thanked everyone for their help in the search to find Amber.

Read more: Body found in the search for missing Amber Peat (13)

"From the moment Amber was reported missing our teams worked tirelessly alongside the community to try and find her," said Supt Matthew McFarlane said.

"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.

Amber’s mum and stepdad, Kelly and Danny, have said that they were particularly touched by the amazing support they received from the community.

Read more: Family of missing teen Amber Peat 'petrified' for her safety

They have paid tribute to their daughter, saying:

“We will always remember Amber for her love of singing and dancing.

“She was never happier than when reading to her younger sisters and being surrounded by her family.

“We will always be grateful for our last family holiday with our beautiful daughter. We will always miss her”

Supt McFarlane concluded his statement by saying: "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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