Police in the UK say they have found a potential witness in the investigation into the death of Irish student Karen Buckley.
According to media reports it is believed that the witness is a young woman, and was seen close to the nightclub in Glasgow where Ms Buckley attended on a routine night out. Ms Buckley was reported missing a short time later by friends on Sunday 12 April after she failed to return home after being out the night before. Glasgow police then launched a missing person investigation which was carried out immediately, four days later Ms Buckley’s remains were found at High Craigton Farm on the northwestern outskirts of Glasgow.
Police have since arrested 21 year old Alexander Pacteau, and charged him with the murder of Ms Buckley.
Today’s news comes as Scottish police released a CCTV image of a young woman who was seen at approximately 12.30am on the 12 April on Dumbarton Road near the Gallus pub and Sanctuary nightclub. Police have since confirmed the woman has now been found and are hoping the woman in question can help with their inquiries. Detective Superintendent of Glasgow police Jim Kerr said: “Our extensive review of CCTV has identified this young lady near to the Sanctuary nightclub and the footage indicates that she may have information that could assist with our investigation. “I must stress that she is in no way connected with the death of Karen but she may have information that could assist with the investigation.”
Ms Buckley originally from Cork, became a fully qualified nurse and only moved to Scotland in February. She was attending the City to study occupational therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University.