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Sunday 4 December 2016

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

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

Police searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat in the UK have found a body yesterday evening

Amber's family has been informed of the discovery, Nottinghamshire Police report.

Police also said they are not treating the death of the young girl, believed to be that of Amber Peat, as suspicious.

"We ask that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time," an official statement on the police force's website reads.

"Officers are at the scene in Mansfield and enquiries are on-going. No formal identification has yet taken place.

"Thank you for all of your assistance, particularly the Mansfield community, in the search to find Amber.

"Further information will be provided as soon as possible."

The parents of the missing teen made an emotional plea for their daughter’s safe return this morning.

Amber had missing since Saturday afternoon, when she stormed out of the family home following a row over chores.

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."

“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." 

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

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