Police praise community in helping to find Amber Peat

Amber Peat, body found on Westfield Lane, Mansfield.
Amber Peat, body found on Westfield Lane, Mansfield.

Officers involved in the search for missing girl Amber Peat have thanked the community and others, including the media, for their help.

The teenager went missing on Saturday night after an argument with her parents, and after three days of searching a body was found less than a mile from her Bosworth Street home.

A formal identification is yet to take place, but police have called off the their search for the 13-year-old.

Hundreds of local people have gathered on the Ladybrook estate in recent days to help find the missing girl.

Supt 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 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.

“Our thoughts are with Amber’s family, and we do ask that you please respect their privacy and that of her wider family.

“A post-mortem and formal identification will take place later today.”