Thursday 29 September 2016

Tributes paid to tragic schoolgirl Amber (13)

Dave Higgens in London

Published 04/06/2015 | 02:30

Amber Peat
Amber Peat

TRIBUTES have been paid to 13-year-old Amber Peat after her body was found a short distance from her home, two days after she went missing.

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Amber, who was last seen on Saturday evening, has been described as a "little angel" by friends and was happy at school, according to her teachers.

Flowers were left under a tree where the little girl's body was found. Police are not treating the tragic death as suspicious.

She had not been seen since leaving her home in Bosworth Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, at around 5.30pm on Saturday after a row with her parents.

Her body was discovered less than a mile away last night after a huge search operation. Although police have not formally identified the body, officers said Amber's family have been informed and scores of messages of tribute to the teenager have been left with flowers near the scene.

Nottinghamshire Police have said the death is not being treated as suspicious.

People living near the scene said they were shocked that Amber's body was found in a spot close to so many homes and surprised that it was not found earlier after scores of local people and up to 400 police staff were involved in the search for her.

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