Tributes have poured in for a teenager who died after being found seriously injured in a Motherwell car park.

A 17-year-old boy died shortly after being found by emergency services near the town's Civic Centre around 9.30am yesterday. 

Heartbroken friends have now paid tribute to 17-year-old Mark Ross who was "loved by everyone around him". 

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One shattering tribute posted to Facebook read: "I just want you to wake up and tell us this is all a bad dream.

"I'm so thankful to have had you in my life when I did and the memories you gave me I will cherish forever and ever.

"You were so so special words can’t even describe, and so loved by everyone around you.

"I hope we all do you proud Mark. You will always hold a very special place in my heart and you will most certainly never be forgotten.

"I love you always. Sleep tight handsome."

A friend added: "You were some man Mark, fly high mate.”

Conservative councillor Meghan Gallacher for the area said: "Terrible news today and I can’t imagine how the family of the 17-year-old must be feeling.

"Thoughts are with them and anyone who knew the person who died."

The boy's death is still being treated as unexplained by officers. 

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We can confirm a 17-year-old man was found seriously injured in a car park near Motherwell Civic Centre shortly after 9.30am on Sunday, July 12.

"He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

"His next of kin are aware.

"His death is being treated as unexplained. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course."