Officers search for missing Karen
Officers search for missing Karen BuckleyGetty Images

Police investigating the disappearance of Irish student, Karen Buckley, say they have found human remains on a farm in north Glasgow.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but the remains may be those of the 24-year-old, Police Scotland said.

Miss Buckley, from Cork, was reported missing after a night out in Glasgow on Saturday 11 April.

A 21-year-old man, Alexander Pacteau, was detained on 15 April, and police said they were "following a definite line of enquiry".

Miss Buckley's relatives have been informed about the discovery, which was made on a farm on the outskirts of Milngavie, six miles from Glasgow city centre.

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A Facebook page was launched appealing for information over Karen's whereaboutsfacebook.com/HelpFindKaren

Specialist police divers, a helicopter crew and search dogs have all been involved in the search for the qualified nurse, who moved to Glasgow in February to study occupational therapy.

Her handbag was discovered in Glasgow's Dawsholm Park on 14 April and later officers began searching land around High Craigton Farm near Milngavie.

Miss Buckley was seen on CCTV leaving Glasgow's Sanctuary nightclub with a man in the early hours of Sunday.

She had arrived at the nightclub with friends at about 11:45pm on 11 April and at about 1am she told them she was going to the toilet. She failed to return and did not take her jacket.

Her friends have said she had had a few drinks, but was not drunk.

Police said later they had traced a man, who told them they travelled together by car to his flat but that she left about 4am on Sunday.