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Man, 20, charged over Zoe Nelson's death in Wishaw

Zoe Nelson
Image caption Motherwell 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 seen leaving her Newmains home at 1700 BST on 22 May.

She was later seen on CCTV footage in a local store at about 1730 BST.

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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