A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of Amber Gibson whose body was discovered in a wooded area in South Lanarkshire.
The 16-year-old girl was reported missing from Hamilton on Friday, November 26, and was found dead shortly after 10am on Sunday.
Police launched an investigation into Amber’s death and confirmed on Wednesday night that an arrest had been made.
Amber, who also used the surname Niven, had last been seen on the town’s Cadzow Street just before 10pm on Friday after leaving her home in the Hillhouse area around 9.15pm that night.
Her family are “devastated” by the loss of the 16-year-old who was just “at the start of her life”.
The teenager was a pupil at Moore House Academy in Bathgate, West Lothian, a privately run school which cares for children aged 11 to 18-years-old who have faced social and educational challenges.
A spokesperson from Moore House said: “Amber was a well-loved, bright and lively young girl who attended our academy in Bathgate as a day pupil.
“Our children and staff are devastated at the news of this tragedy, and we are all supporting each other through this difficult time.
“Our deepest sympathies extend to Amber’s loved ones and to everyone who knew her.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting incident 1281 of November 28. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.