Brother of girl, 16, appears in court accused of her sexual assault and murder

Brother of girl, 16, appears in court accused of her sexual assault and murder

12/4/2021 3:26:00 AM

Brother of girl, 16, appears in court accused of her sexual assault and murder

Connor Gibson has been charged with murdering and sexually assaulting his sister Amber Gibson, whose body was found in Cadzow Glen in Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Connor Gibson, 19, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday accused of murder, sexual assault by penetration and an attempt to pervert the course of justice.Amber Gibson, 16, was discovered dead in Cadzow Glen in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on Sunday morning.

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Gibson, of Hamilton, made no plea and was remanded in custody by Sheriff Linda Nicolson. He is expected to make another appearance in court within the next eight days.The teenager was brought to court amid heightened security with police closing roads near to the court building to allow a prisoner transport vehicle access to the building.

Officers were also positioned around the perimeter of the court ahead of his brief appearance in the dock.Amber, 16, left her home in the Hillhouse area of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, at about 9.15pm last Friday and was reported missing later that night. headtopics.com

Her body was discovered in the town's Cadzow Glen park at about 10.10am on Sunday.Earlier this week detectives revealed Amber's family had been left 'devastated' by her death. Flowers, a balloon and a candle have also been placed at the entrance to the park in tribute.

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One card read: 'May you rest in peace young angel. Fly high.'Another said: "To Amber, rest in peace. We will always think of you."Her sister Laura Tran posted a photo of Amber online and wrote: "We will love you forever, I wish I could have protected you."

Another sister, Lisa Murray, added: "My beautiful sister. Words cant describe how heartbroken we are you are gone you were our little ball of ginger light from the beginning. Your smile lit up the room, your singing was questionable but it was always your favourite thing to do.

"We love you Amber always."Other heartbroken family members also changed their social media profile photos to show pictures of the teenager.Police are urging anyone with any information to come forward.A police watchdog has been ordered to investigate Police Scotland's handling of the case, understood to relate to the missing person investigation. headtopics.com

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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."

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Teenager charged in connection with 16-year-old girl’s deathAmber Gibson’s body was found in Hamilton on Sunday morning.

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