Tuesday 27 September 2016

Family of missing teen Amber Peat 'petrified' for her safety

Published 02/06/2015 | 11:55

Missing teen Amber Peat Credit: Nottinghamshire Police
Missing teen Amber Peat Credit: Nottinghamshire Police
Concerned parents Kelly and Danny Peat

The parents of the missing teen Amber Peat have made an emotional plea for their daughter’s safe return.

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The 13-year-old has been missing since Saturday afternoon, when she stormed out of the family home following a row over chores.

Police have now begun searching through undergrowth in a location near where she went missing and said they have no reason to believe Amber has left the immediate area. 

Speaking at a press conference alongside Nottinghamshire Police, Amber's mother Kelly said: "If you're watching this, or if anybody knows where she is, just send her home. Please."

Amber Peat has been missing since Saturday Credit: Nottinghamshire Police
Amber Peat has been missing since Saturday Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

“We are petrified… We just want her to know that she's not in any trouble... we just need to know that she's all right.”

Adding: "We were in the living room, and I heard the front door slam, and that's when I realised. I couldn't see her anywhere - she was just gone." 

Her stepfather, Danny, described her as someone who "just wants to read", and "not the kind of girl that would wander off".

He added: "Just come home. We just want you home." 

Superintendent Matt McFarlane confirmed that investigators were pursuing all lines of inquiry - including the possibility that Amber may be attempting to visit her biological father, who lives in Scotland.

Police have confirmed that there have been no sightings of Amber since she went missing on Saturday.

The teenager was last seen in the Mansfield area in Nottinghamshire, England at around 5.30pm on 30 May, and concerns are growing for her welfare.

Officers have also been carrying out searches close to where Amber went missing, as they "believe there is every chance she is still in the Mansfield area".

Amber is described as about 4ft tall, and has a petite build with brown eyes.

She also has a tiny scar above her lip.

When she went missing, she was believed to be wearing a black Puma zip-up top, blue jeans, and purple trainers.

She did not have a mobile phone or any cash on her when she left the house.

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