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Bodies found in search for Derbyshire mum and son, 5

Emma Sillett and Jenson Spellman Image copyright Derbyshire Police
Image caption Emma Sillett, 41, went missing with her son Jenson Spellman

Two bodies have been found in a police search for a woman and her five-year-old son.

Derbyshire Police announced "with great sadness" it had found what it believed to be the bodies of Emma Sillett and Jenson Spellman at Valehouse reservoir.

Officers said there was no indication of anyone else being involved in their deaths.

Miss Sillett, 41, from Dinting in Derbyshire, was last seen on Tuesday at a McDonald's in Hattersley, Tameside.

Earlier, the force said her black Peugeot 308 was found close to the reservoir, near Tintwistle.

Image copyright Glossop Chronicle
Image caption Police said they would be investigating at Valehouse reservoir for some time

Assistant Chief Constable Kem Mehmet said: "At 23:35 GMT on Tuesday 20 November, we received a call to report Emma Sillett and Jenson Spellman as missing.

"After a detailed search by specialist officers, it is with great sadness, that the bodies of what are believed to be Emma and Jenson were located at Valehouse Reservoir earlier today."

He added: "I would like to take this opportunity to pass on my own condolences, as well as those of every officer in Derbyshire, to the family and friends of Emma and Jenson."

The force said officers will be in the area for some time to come and inquires are ongoing to establish the full facts of the case.

Christ Church in Tintwistle posted a message on Facebook expressing its condolences to Miss Sillett and Jenson's family and friends.

The post said: "Prayers are with all their friends and family at such an incredibly sad time.

"Being so local, their deaths will impact many people in our community."

It added it will be open between 18:00 and 19:00 GMT on Friday "for those who want to drop in and offer prayers for the family, light a candle or just spend some quiet time".

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