Police charge 19-year-old man in connection with death of Amber Gibson

Police investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a park have confirmed that a man has now been charged.

Amber Gibson left her home in the Hillhouse area of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, at around 9.15pm on Friday and was reported missing later that night when she did not return.

Her body was discovered in Cadzow Glen park at around 10.10am on Sunday.

The teenager’s death was initially treated as unexplained but police launched a murder inquiry on Tuesday following a post-mortem examination.

On Wednesday, a 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death and Police Scotland have now confirmed that he has been charged.

A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal and the man is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday December 3, 2021.

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