AMBER PEAT - inquest to be opened on Wednesday

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An inquest into the death of tragic Mansfield teenager Amber Peat is expected to open on Wednesday 10th June, Nottinghamshire Coroners’ Office has revealed.

The body of the 13-year-old was discovered on Tuesday evening following a desperate four-day search by residents and police.

She was found less than a mile from her Bosworth Street home in a narrow, densely wooded area which sits at the back of a property between Westfield Lane and Parliament Street.

Police later revealed that the Queen Elizabeth Academy student had died from hanging and they were not treating the death as suspicious.

The 13-year-old stormed out of her home on Saturday evening after a row over chores, shortly after she had returned from a holiday in Cornwall with mum, Kelly Peat (34) and step-father Danny Peat (31).

The opening, at Nottingham Council House, is expected to be a brief hearing and the case will then be adjourned for a number of months while coroners officers fully investigate the circumstances of Amber’s death.

Speaking after the body was discovered, Superintendent Matthew McFarlane said: ““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.”