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Amber Gibson murder investigation: Family of 16-year-old found dead in park pay tribute to teenager

The family of a Scottish teenager whose death is being investigated as a murder last night paid an emotional tribute to their ‘little ball of ginger light’.

Family members of Amber Gibson flooded social media with tributes and their favourite memories of the teenager yesterday.

It comes after the 16-year-old was found dead in a park near her home in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, on Sunday.

Her 19-year-old brother has now been charged by the police in relation to her death.

In one emotion-filled social media post, Amber’s sister, Laura Tran, said she would love the 16-year-old forever before adding: ‘I wish I could have protected you’.

Sister, Lisa Murray, also posted touching messages saying she would remember her ‘wee pineapple head’ and fondly joked about the teenager’s ‘questionable’ singing.

Family members filled Amber Gibson’s (pictured) social media with tributes and their favourite memories of the teenager

It comes after the 16-year-old (pictured) was found dead in a park near her home in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, on Sunday. Her 19-year-old brother has now been charged by the police in relation to her death

It comes after the 16-year-old (pictured) was found dead in a park near her home in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, on Sunday. Her 19-year-old brother has now been charged by the police in relation to her death

Pictured: Amber Gibson alongside big sister Laura Tran and her husband Edward Tran

Pictured: Amber Gibson alongside big sister Laura Tran and her husband Edward Tran

Lisa said the family are heartbroken and praised Amber’s ability to light up a room with her smile.

The siblings’ posted their tributes on Facebook last night while sharing photographs of Amber, from Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, in happy times.

Amber’s parents, Carol and Craig Niven, also changed their Facebook profile pictures to photos of their daughter.

Alongside a photo of herself with her husband Edward Tran and Amber, Laura wrote: ‘We will love you forever, I wish I could have protected you..’

Lisa also changed her profile picture to a selfie of her and her sister, writing: ‘Love you my wee pineapple head.

She later posted a school photo of Amber, writing: ‘My beautiful sister words, can’t describe how heartbroken we are you are gone.

‘You were our little ball of ginger light from the beginning and your smile lit up the room. Your singing was questionable lol but it was always your favourite thing to do.

‘We love you Amber, always.’

Sister, Lisa Murray, also posted touching messages saying she would remember her 'wee pineapple head' and fondly joked about the teenager's 'questionable' singing.

Sister, Lisa Murray, also posted touching messages saying she would remember her ‘wee pineapple head’ and fondly joked about the teenager’s ‘questionable’ singing.

Lisa also changed her profile picture to a selfie of her and her sister, writing: 'Love you my wee pineapple head

Lisa also changed her profile picture to a selfie of her and her sister, writing: ‘Love you my wee pineapple head

The posts have collected hundreds of messages from social media users who have sent messages of condolences to the family.

Elaine Russell said: ‘I’m so sorry for your loss, sending all my love to you and the family.’

Caroline Scougal Gardiner said: ‘So sad thinking of you all, I can’t begin to imagine your pain.’

Angie Stillie Kennedy Kennedy said: ‘This picture is how I remember Amber, a gorgeous girl with that cheeky smile, thinking of you all at this sad time.’

Christine Weir said: ‘Our hearts are broken for you, I can’t imagine what you’re going through.’ 

Amber’s body was found in Cadzow Glen in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, at around 10.10am on Sunday morning.

She had been reported missing from her family home in Hillhouse on Saturday morning.

She was last spotted on Cadzow Street the night before at around 9:55pm. 

Connor Gibson, Amber’s 19-year-old brother has now been charged by the police in relation to her death

A Police Scotland spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that the 19-year-old man who had been arrested last night, Wednesday, December 1, 2021, has now been charged.

Amber's body was found in Cadzow Glen in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, at around 10.10am on Sunday morning. Pictured: Police at the scene

Amber’s body was found in Cadzow Glen in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, at around 10.10am on Sunday morning. Pictured: Police at the scene

Flowers were left in tribute to the teenager, one card reads 'may you rest in peace young angel. Fly high'

Flowers were left in tribute to the teenager, one card reads ‘may you rest in peace young angel. Fly high’

‘A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal. He is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday, December 3, 2021.’

Detectives appealed for anyone to come forward with information that might help the inquiry.

Det Supt Raymond Brown, from Police Scotland’s major investigation team, said the teenager’s family were ‘absolutely devastated’ by her death.

The Cadzow Glen park remains sealed off with a large police presence in the area.

Flowers have been laid at the entrance to the park. One tribute said: ‘To Amber, rest in peace. We will always think of you.’

The teenager was a pupil at Moore House Academy in Bathgate, West Lothian.

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