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‘Devastated’ family pays tribute to 17-year-old Amy Hall found dead in the Peak District

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A ‘devastated’ family have paid tribute to 17-year-old Amy Hall who was found dead in the Peak District late on Saturday two days after she went missing from her home.  

Her body was found in Birch Vale, near New Mills on Saturday evening, according to a statement from Derbyshire Police. 

Her grandad, Stewart Turnbull, described the 17-year-old as an ‘angel’ and added that the family ‘are all devastated’

‘She was a lovely girl. An angel,’ he told The Sun.

The force confirmed they informed Amy’s family after the discovery of the missing teenager, though a formal identification is yet to take place.

The circumstances surrounding her death are not believed to be suspicious, Derbyshire Police said. 

The body of Amy Hall, 17, (pictured) was found in Birch Vale, near New Mills, on Saturday evening, according to a statement from Derbyshire Police

The body of Amy Hall, 17, (pictured) was found in Birch Vale, near New Mills, on Saturday evening, according to a statement from Derbyshire Police

Amy, 17, was reported missing from her home in Hayfield, Derbyshire, at on Thursday. CCTV footage taken at 1pm appeared to show her walking out of her front door for the last time

Amy, 17, was reported missing from her home in Hayfield, Derbyshire, at on Thursday. CCTV footage taken at 1pm appeared to show her walking out of her front door for the last time

The 17-year-old was reported missing from her home in Hayfield, Derbyshire, on Thursday. 

Amy had left home at 1pm, while CCTV footage shared to social media appeared to show the teenager walking out of her front door for the last time.

Other footage seemed to show Amy leaving the May Queen field and walking on to Wood Lane, before heading towards the Sett Valley Trail near her home in Hayfield.

A Derbyshire Police statement 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.’

A post by Nicky Hall, believed to be Amy's mother, was shared on the Facebook page, where the mother shared the news of Amy's death and thanked everyone for their support

A post by Nicky Hall, believed to be Amy’s mother, was shared on the Facebook page, where the mother shared the news of Amy’s death and thanked everyone for their support 

Nicky Hall, Amy’s mother, took to Facebook to inform members of the community, many of whom had organised search parties and had put up missing person banners.

‘I can’t believe I am saying this but I feel I have to due to people organising searches and posters,’ she wrote.

‘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.’

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.’

The force confirmed that Amy's family had been informed and said formal identification of the body was yet to take place. Pictured: Amy Hall

The circumstances surrounding her death are not believed to be suspicious, Derbyshire Police said. Pictured: Amy Hall

The force confirmed that Amy’s family had been informed and said formal identification of the body was yet to take place. Pictured left and right: Amy Hall

Footage seemed to show Amy leaving the May Queen field and walking on to Wood Lane, before heading towards the Sett Valley Trail near her home in Hayfield

Footage seemed to show Amy leaving the May Queen field and walking on to Wood Lane, before heading towards the Sett Valley Trail near her home in Hayfield

Thousands of people 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. 

One person claiming to be a friend of Amy’s paid tribute to the 17-year-old, writing: ‘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’

Responding to Nicky’s post, one woman wrote: Poor Amy I’m heartbroken for you Nicky.

‘I’m so, so sorry you are having to go through something so tragic. Take care of yourself and your family. X x’

Another said: ‘My deepest condolences to Amy’s friends and family. I’m so very sorry for your pain and loss. Xx’

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

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

And a third penned: ‘This is absolutely heartbreaking to hear, I had so hoped it would be a different outcome. Sending lots of love to Amy’s family and thinking of you all’

While a fourth commented: ‘So sorry to hear this… we have walked different routes each day since Thursday in the hope we would find her… 

‘My heart is with Amy’s family at this incredibly sad time so sorry’

A fifth said: ‘Rest In Peace you beautiful young lady. So sorry for your loss’ 

Another wrote: ‘Through all the searching we always just hoped she was going to turn up alive and well, we are just heartbroken for all you Nicky and Gareth. 

‘We are all here for all of you. Anything you need.’

Previously issuing an appeal when Amy went missing, a Derbyshire Police spokesman said: ‘We are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and in addition to having officers out searching for her, we are now asking for the public’s help.

‘Amy was last seen wearing black leggings, a dark navy jacket, white Nike trainers, and was carrying a nude or beige over the shoulder bag.’



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