Karen Buckley
Alexander Pacteau (L) admitted to murdering Karen Buckley last April Police Scotland

The Glasgow flat where Alexander Pacteau attempted to dissolve the body of Irish student Karen Buckley after beating her to death with a spanner has gone on the market, two weeks after he was jailed for her murder.

Pacteau, 21, admitted to murdering the 24 year old in his car last April after the pair met at Glasgow's Sanctuary nightclub. The remains of Buckley's body were found inside a plastic barrel on a farm six miles north of Glasgow city centre four days after she was reported missing by friends.

After attacking Buckley, Pactuea drove her body back to his flat in the West End of Glasgow and attempted to dissolve her body using caustic soda in a bathtub, before placing the remains in a 220-litre plastic barrel and disposing it at High Craigton farm near Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire.

Karen Buckley
Karen Buckley was clubbed with a spanner and strangled before being dumped in a barrel of chemicals at the flat Central Letting Services

Two weeks after he was handed a life sentence with a minimum 23-year jail term for the "senseless, brutal and motiveless" murder, the three-bedroom flat where he attempted to dispose of the body has gone on the market for £675 a month.

The Dorchester Avenue property is described by listing website Central Lettings service as a flat which "benefits from two double bedrooms, a single bedroom, kitchen off the lounge, bathroom with shower and is decorated with neutral decor. The property also features double glazing, a fitted kitchen, gas central heating and is available unfurnished."

Karen Buckley
The flat where Alexander Pacteau attempted to dissolve the body of Karen Buckley is on the market for £675 a month Central Letting Services

It adds: "The location is well-placed for travel links including Kelvindale and Anniesland train stations. The area has good public transport road links to Glasgow City Centre."

Pacteau admitted to the murder at Glasgow High Court on 11 August, four months to the day after Buckley went missing. Buckley, a trained nurse, moved to Glasgow to begin a Masters Degree in occupational therapy. She was described as a "gentle soul" who "thoroughly enjoyed life" by her friends and family.

Her father, John Buckley, described her killer as "truly evil". He added: "It is every parent's worst nightmare. There are no words to describe what we went through. Being told Karen was brutally murdered and having to phone our three sons and tell them Karen was dead was one of the hardest things we've had to do."