Victoria Flats Demolition

The demolition of the Victoria flats on Princes Street is paving the way for an exciting new era of housing for the area.

Victoria flats demolition

Using state of the art equipment, contractors Total Reclaims Demolition  have already knocked down the community centre and are making rapid progress with the demolition of five blocks of flats.

The rubble and timber extracted from the site will be cleaned up and recycled. Work is due to be completed in June.

The council is currently looking at a range of new housing options for the site. Once a decision has been made, consultation with local residents will take place as part of the planning application process.

Visiting the site, Executive Mayor of Mansfield District Council Kate Allsop said: “It is so uplifting to see the progress that has been made here. These flats have seen years of neglect and have been an eyesore for the local community.  Their clearance heralds an exciting new development of housing that will enhance the area and demonstrate our commitment to providing quality homes for the people of Mansfield.”

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Police confirm body is that of missing Amber

Nottinghamshire Police can confirm that the body discovered in Mansfield on Tuesday evening (2 June 2015) has been identified as that of missing teenager Amber Peat. The cause of death has been confirmed today as hanging.

Amber was found by two police officers searching an area off Westfield Lane, Mansfield. Her body was out of sight and would not have been apparent to anyone in the area nearby.

Specialist officers are with Amber’s family at this difficult time.

On behalf of the force and Amber’s family, Superintendent Matthew McFarlane would like to thank everyone for their help in our search to find Amber.

He 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.”

Amber’s mum and stepdad, Kelly and Danny, would like to say that they were particularly touched by the amazing support they received from the community.

They have paid tribute to their daughter, saying:

“We will always remember Amber for her love of singing and dancing.

“She was never happier than when reading to her younger sisters and being surrounded by her family.

“We will always be grateful for our last family holiday with our beautiful daughter. We will always miss her.”

Supt McFarlane concluded his statement by saying: “Our thoughts are with Amber’s family, and we do ask that you please respect their privacy and that of her wider family.”

Amber Peat statement from Superintendent Matthew McFarlane, Nottinghamshire Police

Missing Amber Peat: Body found in Mansfield

Police searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat have this evening found a body.

Police officers are at the scene in Mansfield and enquiries are on-going. No formal identification has yet taken place.

Further information will be provided as soon as possible.

Earlier, her mother and stepfather said Amber’s disappearance from her home in Bosworth Street was “completely out of character”.

Kelly and Danny Peat, who had just returned from holiday with Amber, confirmed she had left without her mobile phone or any money.

Up to 300 people were involved in searches on Monday and Tuesday, with posters being placed in many houses and shops.

Supt Matthew McFarlane, of Nottinghamshire Police, said earlier she had been “out of the house perhaps for a few hours” prior to going missing.


Have you seen missing Amber?

Officers searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat from Mansfield are renewing their appeal and sharing a new image in their attempts to find her.

Amber went missing from her home in Bosworth Street in Mansfield at around 5.30pm on Saturday (30 May, 2015).

Officers are carrying out searches in the local area and believe there is every chance she is still in the Mansfield area.

Amber Peat is described as white with long dark brown hair. She is around 4 ft 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.

Missing Persons Coordinator Kirsty Gittings said: “If you know where Amber is or have any information please call us on 101, quoting incident 56 of 31 May.

“Amber, if you are reading this appeal please get in touch with us or your parents. They are very worried about you.”

If you have any information on Amber’s whereabouts please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.