A teenager has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a 15-year-old girl six months ago.

The body of Mhari O’Neill was found on Calton Hill in Edinburgh on December 8 last year, after she had been reported missing in the early hours of that morning.

Tributes were paid to the “much loved” girl from Willowbrae.

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On Tuesday police said an 18-year-old youth had been arrested and charged in connection with the death.

He will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Detective Inspector Susan Balfour, who led the investigation, said: “Our sympathies remain with Mhari’s family at this time.

“We will now begin the work to prepare this case for court and I would like to thank all members of the public who came forward with information to assist the investigation.”