Police have launched a probe after the body of a missing teenage girl was found.

Officers said that the remains of 16-year-old Amber Gibson was recovered near Cadzow Glen in Hamilton.

The teen had been reported missing from the Hamilton area on Friday, 26 November.

Her body was discovered around 10.15am on Sunday. The death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries remain ongoing.

Chief Inspector Briony Daye said: “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 101, quoting incident 1281 of 28 November.”