Police treating 16-year-old girl’s death as murder

UK

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a teenage girl in Scotland.

Amber Gibson was reported missing from the Hamilton area of South Lanarkshire on Friday.

She left her home in the Hillhouse area at 9.15pm and was last seen in Cadzow Street at around 9.55pm.

Her body was discovered near Cadzow Glen two days later, at 10.10am on Sunday.

Police Scotland said her death is being treated as murder.

Detective Superintendent Raymond Brown, from Police Scotland major investigations team west, said: “Our thoughts very much remain with Amber’s loved ones and we will continue to support them through this terrible time.

“Whilst our inquiries continue, we are asking for anyone with any information on what happened to Amber, or anyone who believes they saw her at any point of her movements between Friday and Sunday, to please come forward.”

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Chief Inspector Briony Daye, local area commander, said: “There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and anyone with concerns can speak with local officers at any time.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting incident 1281 of 28 November, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, anonymously.

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