Second man in court in connection with Amber Gibson murder case

Stephen Corrigan, 43, has been accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

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Court: A second man has appeared in court in connection with the death of Amber Gibson.

A second man has appeared in court in connection with the death of teenager Amber Gibson.

Stephen Corrigan has been accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

The 43-year-old, of Blantyre in South Lanarkshire, made no plea when he appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

The case was committed for further examination.

Corrigan was remanded in custody meantime and is due to return to court within the next eight days.

Hamilton: Flowers left in tribute to the 16-year-old.STV News
Hamilton: Flowers left in tribute to the 16-year-old.

Amber, 16, was reported missing from Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, after failing to return home on Friday, November 26 last year.

Her body was discovered two days later on the Sunday morning in the town’s Cadzow Glen park.

Amber’s death was initially treated as unexplained, but police later launched a murder inquiry following a post-mortem examination.

Her brother, Connor Gibson, appeared in court last month charged with her murder.

He has also been accused of sexually assaulting her as well as attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The 19-year-old made no plea and was remanded in custody pending a further court appearance.