A man has been charged with murdering missing student Karen Buckley.

Alexander Pacteau, 21, made no plea at Glasgow Sheriff Court where he was also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice. He will be reappearing for a full hearing later in April.

A spokesman for Scotland's Crown Office said: "Alexander Pacteau, 21, from Glasgow, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court today charged with the murder of Karen Buckley, and with attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

"He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody. It is anticipated he will appear again next week for a further hearing. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage in proceedings."

The Irish student went missing after a night out partying with friends at the city's Sanctuary club on the evening of 11 April. Her disappearance prompted a mass land and air search. Buckley's remains were later found on a farm north of Glasgow. She was studying occupational therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University.

A vigil is due to be held in George Square this evening (17 April) to support her "heartbroken" family. Buckley's classmates from Limerick University raised £50,000 to cover her family's travel and expenses in Scotland.