Parents’ plea over missing Amber

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Published: Tuesday 2nd June 2015 by The News Editor

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The parents of a missing 13-year-old girl have issued an emotional plea for her to return.

Amber Peat, 13, has not been seen since she left the family home in Bosworth Street, Mansfield, at around 5.30pm on Saturday after a row with her family.

Her mother and stepfather broke down in tears as they spoke at a police conference, saying her disappearance was out of character.

Kelly and Danny Peat said she walked out after refusing to clean a cool box used to store food on a recent holiday.

Ms Peat said: ” If you’re watching this or anybody knows where she is, just send her home please.”

Mr Peat added: “Just come home. We just want you home.”

Superintendent Matt McFarlane, of Nottinghamshire Police, explained that there had been “nothing like this before” with Amber.

“In the past, she’s a young girl, she’s been out of the house perhaps for a few hours but never anything like this. This is totally out of character,” he said.

“We are seriously concerned about her whereabouts.

“The request we make is, Amber, if you hear this, please come home.”

Officers are focusing their search within a one-kilometre radius of the family home and believe there is a good chance Amber has not gone further afield.

The teenager is described as white with long, dark brown hair. She is around 4ft tall and of a petite build with brown eyes and a tiny scar above her lip.

She was last seen wearing a black Puma zip-up top, purple trainers and blue jeans.

The Peats had returned from a holiday in Cornwall on Friday.

Mr Peat said: “We had just all had a brilliant holiday. It’s just not right.

“She had a fantastic time, never stopped laughing with all of us together.”

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: “We were in the living room and I heard the front door slam.”

She went on: “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.

Mr Peat praised the efforts of local people in trying to find Amber and said more than 300 people were searching for her yesterday.

Amber’s step-father continued: “She doesn’t really go out. She wants to read a book.

“If she gets five minutes she’ll sit down anywhere and read a book.

“She has no access to the internet or anything like that.”

Mr McFarlane said: “We are looking for a vulnerable, missing young girl here and our main aim is to find her and get her home safe.”

He added: “We’ve got an open mind about the case. We’re investigating all possibilities.”

Anyone with information about Amber’s whereabouts is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Published: Tuesday 2nd June 2015 by The News Editor

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