Missing Girl: Body Found
3 June 2015, 12:55
Body found in search for missing Amber Peat; police are not treating the death as suspicious.
Police searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat in Mansfield have found a body overnight.
Amber's family has been told.
Officers are at the scene in Mansfield and enquiries are on-going.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
'Not The Outcome We Were Hoping For'
Nottinghamshire Police say finding a body in the Amber Peat search was not the outcome they were hoping for.
More than 400 police officers and staff helped search for the 13-year-old, including ones from neighbouring forces in the East Midlands.
Superintendent Matt McFarlane has told Capital:
'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, 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 examination and formal identification will take place later.
Amber's Classmates Will Get Support
Speaking outside Amber's school, Queen Elizabeth's Academy in Mansfield, principal Mike Smith told Capital:
'Our school community is deeply shocked and saddened to hear a body has been found in the search for one of our Year 8 students, Amber Peat.
'We have been working with the police over the past two days and are waiting to hear from them whether it is Amber who has been found.
'Amber has been a student at the school since September. Academically bright, she has been in the academy choir and has loved singing and dancing.
'Amber has been happy at the academy.
'Students who have been particularly affected are being supported by staff and trained counsellors.'