AMBER PEAT HEARING - PC admits sending text to friend saying teenager’s body had been found before family were told

A Nottinghamshire police officer has admitted texting a friend saying that Mansfield teenager Amber Peat’s body had been found - before the 13-year-old’s family had been informed.

By Nick Frame
Wednesday, 7th October 2015, 12:14 pm
Amber Peat
Amber Peat

PC Samantha Goodwin sent a total of three texts to the friend around the time the teen’s body was discovered hanging in undergrowth in Mansfield in May, a disciplinary hearing at Nottinghamshire Police headquarters was told today.

The hearing heard that at least one text message was sent before Amber’s relatives had been informed and several shortly afterwards.

PC Goodwin admitted all the charges laid against her at the hearing and has been found to have ‘harmed the integrity of the force’.

The hearing is expected to conclude later today.