/BREAKING: Police in Lanarkshire confirm body found is that of missing teenager

BREAKING: Police in Lanarkshire confirm body found is that of missing teenager

Police in Lanarkshire have confirmed the body of a young woman found in a Hamilton park is that of missing teenager, Amber Gibson.

We told you earlier how a body had been discovered in Hamilton’s Cadzow Glen Park.

Officers had swooped on the area on Sunday morning, quickly closing off Cadzow Street and the below Glen to the public.

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The road remained closed for most of Monday as police continued their investigations.

Amber, also known as Amber Niven, had been reported missing from the Hamilton area on Friday and her death is being treated as unexplained, with enquiries ongoing.

Amber Niven was last seen in Hamilton on Friday
Amber Niven was last seen in Hamilton on Friday
(Image: Police Scotland)

Chief Inspector Briony Daye told Lanarkshire Live: “At this time, our thoughts are very much with Amber’s loved ones as they come to terms with this terrible loss.

“As we continue our enquiries, there will be an increased police presence in the area. I’d like to thank the public for their assistance so far and ask anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken with officers to please call police.”

(Image: Hamilton Advertiser)

Locals reported seeing children building snowmen and having snowball fights in the Hamilton park shortly before a heavy police presence swooped on the area early on Sunday morning.

Officers cordoned off Cadzow Street from the junction at Leechlee Road up to Hamilton Town House at Auchingramont Road, whilst police also remain on the scene at two entrances to the Glen at Back Row.

Businesses in the area are, however, allowed to open today.

(Image: Hamilton Advertiser)

One local told us : “It was all very quiet early on Sunday morning apart from few families and children enjoying the snowfall and building snowmen and having snowball fights in the Glen.

“Then all of a sudden there was police everywhere and it was all cordoned off.

“I went out to ask, but they couldn’t tell me anything. They have been here ever since guarding the place all night.

“They don’t seem to look like they are packing up either, it must be serious.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101. Information can be left anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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