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02/06/2015 09:19 BST | Updated 02/06/2016 06:59 BST

Amber Peat: 'Serious Concern' For Teenager, 13, Missing From Mansfield

An appeal to find a teenage girl who went missing after a row with her family has been renewed by police.

Amber Peat, 13, left the family home in Bosworth Street, Mansfield, at around 5.30pm on Saturday.

Superintendent Matt McFarlane, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "There had been a minor argument about chores and Amber left the house.

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Amber Peat has been missing from her family home since Saturday afternoon

"She hasn't been seen since."

He added: "We are seriously concerned about her whereabouts.

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

Officers are carrying out searches in the Mansfield area 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.

Mr McFarlane said Amber's disappearance was "totally out of character".

He went on: "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."

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Amber's mother, Kelly, and stepfather, Danny, broke down in tears as they also spoke at the police press conference.

They said the family 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."

Ms Peat said "nothing else happened" that would lead to Amber leaving, apart from the disagreement over chores.

"If you're watching this, or if anybody knows where she is, just send her home please," she added.

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

Police said the search has been focused in the area within a one kilometre radius of the family home.

Amber's step-father said: "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."