Man arrested in connection with Karen’s death

Police continue the search at Dawsholm Park
Police continue the search at Dawsholm Park

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of Irish student Karen Buckley.

Police cordoned off High Craigton Farm near Milngavie on Wednesday.

It’s now been confirmed that human remains have been found on a farm on the outskirts of the town.

Karen’s family have been notified and a formal ID is set to take place.

The man was arrested after being detained for questioning on Wednesday. He is expected to appear in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday.

Karen (24), from Cork in Ireland, was last seen walking away from a nightclub in Glasgow’s West End just after 1am on Sunday after talking to a man outside.

The Glasgow Caledonian University student had been at Sanctuary nightclub on Dumbarton Road in Partick.

At about 1am she told friends she was going to the toilet but she didn’t come back and didn’t pick up her jacket.

CCTV cameras captured images of her talking to a man outside the club, then she left and walked towards Church Street.

Police mounted a full scale search operation centred around a flat in Dorchester Avenue, in the west of Glasgow; Dawsholm Park; where Karen’s handbag was found; High Craigton Farm and a lane near Windyhill Golf Club, MIlngavie.

They are keen to trace the driver of a grey/silver car which was seen in country roads between Milngavie and Drymen between 11am and 3pm on Monday, and have asked members of the public with any information - no matter how insignificant it may seem -to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Miss Buckley moved to Glasgow earlier this year and was a studying occupational therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University.