A body has been found inside a burnt-out car in South Lanarkshire. 

The discovery was made in Greenhall Park in Blantyre, on Monday night.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze before a body was discovered inside the vehicle.

The car where the body was found, was later covered with a blue tarpaulin on a footway in the secluded South Lanarkshire Council-owned park, around 500 yards from the entrance.

Police say it is an unexplained death and say it is too early to say whether anyone else was involved.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "At around 7.55pm on Monday, police were called to a report of a car on fire in Greenhall Park.

"The fire was extinguished and a body was found within the vehicle.

"Extensive police inquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the person in the vehicle and the circumstances surrounding this incident.

"A post-mortem will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death.

"In the meantime, the death is being treated as unexplained."

Officers were seen guarding entrances to the park off Hamilton Road, which were taped off.

Later forensic investigators in white suits set to work in an area around the car at around 4.30pm.