Brother charged with murder and sexual assault of 16-year-old Amber Gibson

The scene at Cadzow Glen park in Hamilton where the body of Amber Gibson was discovered at around 10.10am on Sunday.
The scene at Cadzow Glen park in Hamilton where the body of Amber Gibson was discovered at around 10.10am on Sunday.

Connor Gibson has been charged with murdering and sexually assaulting his sister Amber Gibson, whose body was found in a park.

Connor Gibson, 19, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday accused of murder, sexual assault by penetration and an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

He made no plea and was remanded in custody pending a further court appearance.

Amber, 16, left her home in the Hillhouse area of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, at about 9.15pm last Friday and was reported missing later that night.

Her body was discovered in the town’s Cadzow Glen park at about 10.10am on Sunday.

A police watchdog has been ordered to investigate Police Scotland’s handling of the case, understood to relate to the missing person investigation.

A spokesman said: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has instructed the police investigations and review commissioner to investigate the circumstances leading up to the death of a 16 year-old girl in Hamilton.”

The Daily Record reports that the suspect wanted to pay tribute to the 'person she was on the inside' just hours before he was arrested

In messages to the newspaper, he said he wanted people to know what the 'real Amber' was like.

Asking the Record to publish the tribute, he said: "I'd like people to know what Amber was like. The real Amber. Not the Amber people saw, but the person she was on the inside."