A teenager charged with the death of his sister wanted to pay tribute to the 'person she was on the inside' just hours before his arrest.

In messages to the Daily Record, Connor Gibson, 19, said he wanted people to know what the 'real Amber' was like.

Asking the Record to publish the tribute, he said: "I'd like people to know what Amber was like. The real Amber. Not the Amber people saw, but the person she was on the inside."

Gibson, also known as Connor Niven, has been charged by police in connection with Amber's death after the teenager's body was discovered at Cadzow Glen, Hamilton on Sunday morning at around 10:10am.

His request to the Record came just one day after he paid tribute to Amber online on Tuesday, hours before police confirmed her death was being treated as murder.

Messages sent to the Daily Record.

In the social media tribute he wrote: "Amber, you will fly high for the rest of time. We all miss you. Especially me. I love you, ginger midget. Gone but never forgotten."

Amber was last seen on Cadzow Street in Hamilton

Police subsequently launched a murder probe.

A large police cordon was put in place at the scene of the grim discovery near Cadzow Glen
A large police cordon was put in place at the scene of the grim discovery near Cadzow Glen

Heartbreaking floral tributes have been left for the youngster at the park gates near were she was found while locals in the community have expressed their 'shock and devastation' at the news.

Police Scotland announced today that a teenage man had been charged.

A statement released by the force said: "A man has been charged in connection with death of Amber Gibson.

A post published on Facebook.

"Police can confirm that the 19-year-old man who had been arrested last night, Wednesday, 1 December 2021, has now been charged.

"A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

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"He is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday, 3 December 2021."

Detectives are also trying to piece together the teenager's last steps as they appealed with anyone within the community to come forward with information that might help the inquiry.

Chief Inspector Briony Daye, Local Area Commander, added: "We are appealing to people to come forward with anything they may have seen in this area and feed that into us.

"This shocking and distressing news, we are all human and need to come together now because that will help the investigation."

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