Police Scotland have charged a man with the murder of 15-year-old Paige Doherty in Clydebank. The teenager's body was discovered in a wooded area on Monday 21 March, after being last seen near a deli on Saturday morning.
The police force said on Tuesday that they were treating her death as murder and revealed today (Thursday 24 March) that a 31-year-old man was arrested and is expected to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Saturday.
The force said that the teenager was working in a hairdressing shop part-time and was on her way to work on the day she disappeared. Paige was last seen near the Delicious Deli, in Fleming Avenue, and her body was found just a few miles away off the A82 Great Western Road, at about 12:45 on Monday.
Police forensic teams are still investigating the scene where Paige's body was found and a number of areas in the area remain sealed off. A flat in nearby Brown Avenue has also been searched by police.
In a statement, Detective Superintendent Duncan Sloan, Senior Investigating Officer, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contacted us with information. The response from the public has been outstanding."
The teenager's mother, Pamela Munro, released a statement on Wednesday asking for the public's help in solving the tragic murder of her daughter. She said that the family were "devastated" by the loss of Paige.
She said: "We are absolutely devastated that we have lost our beautiful little girl and would appeal for anyone with information to come forward and bring justice for Paige."
Flowers and cards remain at the scene of the area where she was found and two fundraising web pages have been set up to help Paige's family had raised more than £20,000 by 9pm on Thursday. The landmark Titan Crane in the town will be lit pink at dusk until dawn on Friday 25 March.