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Body of missing Hayfield teenager found

Amy Hall.

The body of a missing Hayfield teenager has been found, a family member has confirmed.

Amy Hall was reported missing from her home on Swallow House Crescent, having last been seen just before 1pm on Thursday afternoon (9 September). 

Members of the local community rallied round to help Derbyshire Police, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team and Glossop Mountain Rescue Team try to find the 17-year-old, setting up a Facebook page, creating posters and organising searches. 

Posting on Facebook on Saturday evening (11 September), Amy's mum Nicky Hall confirmed the sad news that she has passed away. 

She said: "I can't believe I am saying this but feel I have to due to people organising searches and posters. 

"Amy's body was found earlier, she has died.

"Sorry to tell people in this way. Many thanks for everything everyone has done." 

Derbyshire Police said she was found in the Birch Vale area and there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances. 

A spokesperson said on Saturday evening: "The body of 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."

Eighteen members of Hayfield-based Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, plus eight from Glossop MRT, spent over nine hours searching for Amy last Saturday. 

A spokesperson for Kinder MRT said: "We were called at 11:45am by Derbyshire Police in the continued search for the missing young lady. We were assisted by colleagues from Glossop Mountain Rescue Team in searching areas around the Sett Valley Trail between Hayfield and New Mills.

"We were able to locate the young lady, who had sadly died, and evacuate her from the scene on our stretcher. Our thoughts are with all her family and friends at this difficult time." 

There have been many tributes paid to Amy on social media. 

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