Body found half a mile from where Amber Peat went missing on Saturday

June 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Police officers hunting for missing teenager Amber Peat have discovered a body.
RPY_MISSING_03_2Officers cordoned off a patch of land on Westfield Lane, Mansfield, Notts., at around 7.30pm last night (Tues) around half a mile from where Amber went missing on Saturday evening.

At around 8pm senior officers were seen entering the house of Amber’s mum Kerry Peat and stepdad Danny Peat. Nottinghamshire Police have said that the couple has been informed of the discovery.
RPY_AMBER_PEAT_MISSING_TAM26A short time later at around 8.30pm forensic officers were seen setting up a white and blue forensics tent around a bush that ran over a path on Westfield Lane.

Police have said that the body has yet to be formally identified.

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Stunned local residents took to Twitter to express their sadness at the discovery of a body close Amber Peat‘s home.

Mark England tweeted: “Got a daughter in the same class as Amber Peat. Feel angry & upset with the news from Ladybrook. Daughter is devastated”

Forensics cordon off an area of Westfield Lane, Mansfield after confirmation a body has been found (Ross Parry / SWNS)

Forensics cordon off an area of Westfield Lane, Mansfield after confirmation a body has been found (Ross Parry / SWNS)

“Kids were out in the rain last night looking for her. My girl is beside herself”.

Jon Leighton wrote: “Really sad for the family of Amber Peat. What a truly awful thing to have to cope with. #mansfield”

Mother Kelly Peat, and step father Danny Peat at the appeal for missing Amber to come home (Ross Parry / SWNS)

Mother Kelly Peat, and step father Danny Peat at the appeal for missing Amber to come home (Ross Parry / SWNS)

London 2012 Paralympic swimming silver medallist Charlotte Henshaw, who is originally from Mansfield said: “A sad day for my home town. Thinking and praying for Amber Peat‘s loved ones. Devastating news very close to home.”

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