The top of main crimes at Police Scotland has stated time should be spent remembering Amber Gibson somewhat than the 2 males convicted.
Amber’s brother, Connor Gibson, 20, was discovered responsible on Tuesday of sexually assaulting and murdering the 16-year-old, whose physique was discovered at Cadzow Glen, Hamilton, on November 28 2021.
Stephen Corrigan, 45, was discovered to have inappropriately touched and hid Amber’s physique after he found her, somewhat than alerting police.
Chatting with the PA information company, Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Livingstone stated: “I’d like to really give them as little thought as attainable, to be sincere with you.
“There’s not every other phrases that spring to thoughts that I’d describe them (as) aside from wicked.
“I really suppose that point should be spent extra remembering Amber.”
The senior officer stated he hoped the convictions “deliver a point of consolation” to the individuals who knew and cared for Amber.
He added: “The actions of each Corrigan and Gibson go away them each beneath contempt.
“This was a difficult and complicated investigation involving a spread of specialist officers from inside Police Scotland working intently with our companions in forensic companies, all of whom I’d pay tribute to for his or her professionalism and dedication while finishing up their work.”
Requested how this has affected the officers and workers who labored on the probe, Mr Livingstone stated: “This may have had a profound influence on them however I believe it’s a testomony to their professionalism, their dedication, their dedication; they’re unwavering of their duties and what they do.
“However, as an organisation, we ensure that we assist them.
“We’ve received a spread of assist mechanisms we are able to put in place which, in inquiries like this, we routinely supply and we return and we be certain that our officers, as time goes on, they’re nonetheless OK.”