Police hunting for a woman who has gone missing with her five-year-old son have recovered two bodies in a reservoir.
The discovery comes hours after officers found Emma Sillett’s black Peugeot 308 at the Valehouse reservoir, near Tintwhistle, Derbyshire.
The man-made lake is less than three miles from her home in the village of Dinting, near Glossop.
Ms Sillett, 41, was last seen with little Jenson Spellman at a McDonald’s just a few miles from her home on Tuesday lunchtime.
Emma Sillett (pictured, left) has not been seen since Tuesday when she was spotted with Jenson Spellman (pictured, right) at a McDonald’s in Hattersley
Police cordon off an area alongside Valehouse reservoir, near Tintwhistle, Derbyshire, where her black Peugeot 308 was discovered
In a statement, Derbyshire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable Kem Mehmet said: ‘At 11.35pm on Tuesday, November 20, we received a call to report Emma Sillett and Jenson Spellman as missing.
‘Since then extensive inquiries have been carried out by police and external agencies to locate 41-year-old Emma and five-year-old Jenson safe and well.
‘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.’
Mr Mehmet said there is no indication anyone else was involved in their deaths.
The mother and son lived at this address in the village of Dinting, where neighbours described them as a ‘great family’
Emma Sillett’s black Peugeot 308 was discovered at the Valehouse reservoir, near Tintwhistle, Derbyshire (pictured)
Friends say the mother has recently been dealing with ‘underlying problems’. Officers have appealed for the public’s help to find the pair.
Her son is understood not to have been seen by staff at Simmondley Primary since Tuesday morning.
A neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, said: ‘I’m crying over it, look at my eyes. He was a smashing little lad, this community looks out for one another – they were a great family.
‘It is really really sad and my heart goes out to them.’
When she was reported missing worried friends also took to social media urging Emma to contact them.
A map showing where Emma Sillett was last seen and where her black Peugeot 308 was discovered today at Valehouse reservoir
The pair were last seen on Tuesday at this McDonald’s in Greater Manchester and friends are increasingly concerned
Maggie Hunt wrote: ‘I’m so sad for her, I want her to know it’s ok to come home.’
Jodie Vitti said: ‘I haven’t slept just hoping & praying she just needs a couple of days to clear her head xx’
Another added: ‘I can’t sleep for thinking about them. Praying they turn up safe. It’s heartbreaking.’