Body found in Peak District in search for missing teenager Amy Hall

Body found in Peak District in search for missing teenager Amy Hall

Derbyshire Constabulary believe they have found teenager Amy Hall's body in Birch Vale, Derbyshire.

A 'DEVASTATED' grandad has paid tribute to "angel" teen Amy Hall who was found dead two days after vanishing from home.

Derbyshire Police say they believe remains discovered in the Birch Vale area near New Mills in the Peak District are those of the 17-year-old.

Although formal identification has yet to take place, Amy’s family has been made aware of the discovery.

Her tearful grandad today described the 17-year-old as an "angel".

Stewart Turnbull told The Sun: "We are all devastated.

"She was a lovely girl. An angel."

One neighbour, Richard Hughes, 54, added: "It's terrible news.

"My heart goes out to the family. We all hoped she would be found safe and well.

"It's heartbreaking as she had her whole life in front of her."

A friend, 17, who did not wish to be named, said; "I went to the help look for her.

"We all hoped we would see her again."It's terrible. Everyone is so upset."

Amy went missing from her home in Hayfield, Derbyshire at around 1pm on Thursday, September 9.

Amy was last seen on September 9.

Her heartbroken mum Nicky Hall said in Facebook post: "I can't believe I am saying this but I feel I have to due to people organising searches and posters.

"Amy Hall's body was found earlier she has died. Sorry to tell people this way.

"Many thanks for everything everyone has done. Nicky Hall Amy's mum xxx."

Paying tribute, a pay wrote: "Rip Amy, I know we became friends for a short while, I was lucky to have met you.

"I’ll always remember our laughs at work on Sundays. So sorry for your loss Amy’s family and friends x."

Thousands of paid tribute to the teenager on a Facebook page that was set up when she went missing, which has now been renamed RIP Amy Hall.

Cops immediately launched an urgent appeal for information on the teen's whereabouts.

Amy Hall was last seen wearing black leggings, a dark navy jacket, white Nike trainers and was carrying a beige shoulder bag.

She was described locally as being 5ft 3 with auburn, shoulder length hair and blue eyes.

Derbyshire Police said: "The body of a what is believed to be missing teenager Amy Hall has been found in the Birch Vale area, near New Mills.

'Amy's family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time.

'Formal identification of the 17-year-old is yet to take place, officers are preparing a file for the coroner and there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances."

Body found in Peak District in search for missing teenager Amy Hall
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