Police have confirmed that a body found in a park is that of a missing 16-year-old girl. Amber Gibson.

Amber Gibson's body was found in Hamilton’s Cadzow Glen Park in Lanarkshire as children played in the snow on Sunday morning.

It has now been identified as the teen who was reported missing in the Hamilton area on Friday and police are appealing for information, reported the Daily Record.

Detectives quickly closed off Cadzow Street and the park to the public after the body was found and the road remained closed for most of Monday as investigations continued.

Amber's death is currently being treated as unexplained, with enquiries ongoing, say police.

Amber went missing on Friday and her body was found two days later (

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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.”

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.

One local resident told the Daily Record: “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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