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Amber Gibson: brother Connor Gibson charged with murder and sexual assault of Hamilton teenager

Connor Gibson has been charged with murder and sexual assault by penetration

<p>Amber Gibson was found dead near Cadzow Glen in Hamilton on Sunday.</p>

Amber Gibson was found dead near Cadzow Glen in Hamilton on Sunday.

The brother of murdered schoolgirl Amber Gibson has been charged with her murder and sexual assault.

Connor Gibson, 19, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday 3 December, accused of murder, sexual assault by penetration, and an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

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He made no plea and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance.

The body of his sister Amber was found in Cadzow Glen in Hamilton on Sunday 28 November at 10.10pm.

She had gone missing from her home in the Hillhouse area of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, at around 9.15pm on Friday 26 November, and was reported missing that night.

Investigation launched into handling of case

A police watchdog has been ordered to investigate Police Scotland’s handling of the case, which is understood to be related to the missing person investigation.

A spokesman said: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has instructed the police investigations and review commissioner to investigate the circumstances leading up to the death of a 16 year-old girl in Hamilton.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland will cooperate fully with the PIRC’s enquiries.”

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