Man charged in burned body probe

Zoe NelsonMotherwell College student Zoe left home on 22 May

A man is due to appear in court in connection with the death of a teenager whose burned body was found in a field.

The remains of Zoe Nelson, 17, were discovered near Branchalfield Drive in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, on Sunday.

A 20-year-old man arrested by Strathclyde Police has been charged and is expected to appear before Hamilton Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

The Motherwell College student was last seen leaving her Newmains home about a mile away, on 22 May.

Residents reported seeing a fire in woods known as Monkey Hill later that evening.

A police spokeswoman said: "A 20-year-old man has been charged and detained in custody."

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