The body of a young female has been discovered in Hamilton's Cadzow Glen park, police have confirmed.

Officers swooped to the area on Sunday morning, quickly closing off Cadzow Street and the below Glen to the public.

The road remained closed today (Monday) whilst police continued their investigation, confirming with us that formal identification has still to take place.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman told Lanarkshire Live : "Around 10.15am on Sunday, November 28, the body of a young female was found in the wooded area near to Cadzow Glen, Hamilton.

"Formal identification is still to take place and enquiries are ongoing.”

Amber Niven was last seen in Hamilton on Friday
Amber Niven was last seen in Hamilton on Friday

It is still unknown if the discovery is linked to missing teen, Amber Niven, who was last seen in the area at around 9.55pm on Friday night.

The 16-year-old failed to return home or contact worried loved ones before being reported missing to 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.

Cadzow Street remained closed today

Officers cordoned off Cadzow Street from the junction at Leechlee Road up to Hamilton Town House at Auchingramont Road, whilst police also remain on the scene at two entrances to the Glen at Back Row.

Businesses in the area are, however, allowed to open today.

One local told Lanarkshire Live : "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.

Officers guard Cadzow Glen in Hamilton

"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."

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