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Amber Peat inquest: Hanging 'most likely' cause of death

Woman leaves flowers as tribute for Amber Peat Image copyright PA
Image caption People left tributes for the 13-year-old near to where her body was found

An inquest into the death of a Nottinghamshire schoolgirl has heard her injuries were consistent with hanging.

Amber Peat, 13, left her Mansfield home on 30 May and her body was found three days later.

Nottingham Coroner's Court heard a post-mortem examination found ligature marks on the teenager's neck.

Adjourning the inquest, coroner Mairin Casey said hanging was the "most likely" cause of death.

Amber left her home in Bosworth Street at about 17:00 BST following an argument with her family on their return from a holiday.

She was reported missing in the early hours of the next morning.

The hearing was told an extensive search had involved both police and the public before Amber's body was found at about 19:00 BST on 2 June.

Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances.

The inquest was adjourned to a later date while further tests are conducted.

A number of community events in Mansfield have raised more than £1,000 towards funeral costs.

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Image caption Amber Peat was last seen at home on 30 May

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