Body found in search for missing Cork woman in Scotland

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

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

Police said human remains had been found at a farm to the north of Glasgow, following a four-day search for the student.

Formal identification of the remains has not yet taken place, they said.

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.

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 Tuesday and later officers began searching land around High Craigton Farm near Milngavie.

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

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