Missing Amber Peat: Nottinghamshire police discover body in Mansfield

Amber left the house without money or her phone on 30 May at around 5.30pm

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Police who discovered a body during the search for missing teenager Amber Peat are not treating the death as suspicious.

Amber, 13, disappeared from her home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, after what police described as a "minor argument" with her parents at around 5.30pm on 30 May.

Kelly and Danny Peat said Amber left the house without money or her mobile phone, after refusing to clean a cool box used to store food during a holiday to Cornwall, from which the family returned on Friday 29 May.

The BBC reported that a body was discovered by police was found near a path close to houses on Westfield Lane, about a mile from Amber's home.

Kelly Peat, Amber's mother, made an emotional appeal for her to come home at a press conference on Tuesday

During a press conference which took place before a body was discovered, Amber’s stepfather, Danny Peat, told reporters that her disappearance was out of character and "doesn't feel right" as she is "not the kind of girl that would wander off".

He added: "We told her to clean a cool box out that we had had sandwiches in for the journey home.

"It was a chore basically and I'm sure all teenagers are the same, she didn't want to do a chore. That was the last conversation."

Ms Peat said: "I heard the door and when I went out I couldn't see her anywhere. She had just gone."

She said Amber was not in contact with her natural father, who lives in Scotland.

Amber Peat's mother and stepfather, Kelly and Danny, during a press conference as they appealed for help finding her (Sky News/YouTube)

A police spokesman said: "Amber's family has been informed and we ask that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time."

No formal identification of the body has yet taken place.