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Silent vigil for Irish student Karen Buckley in Glasgow

A silent vigil has been held by neighbours, friends and family members of Karen Buckley close to where the Irish student lived.

Friends and family members attend a silent vigil for Irish student Karen Buckley. Credit: Press Association.

Residents of the Garnethill area of Glasgow gathered to remember the 24-year-old, whose body was found at a farm north of the city four days after she went missing on a night out.

Approximately 120 people attended the vigil, lighting 1,000 small candles in the shape of a Celtic symbol.

1,000 candles were laid at the silent vigil. Credit: Press Association

Organiser Jane Sutherland said the whole community was still reeling from the death.

It's a wee close-knit community up here, although it's quite a transient population with the students, it's a small community and the news of this young girl going out on a Saturday night and then never coming back is just unbearably sad.

This is just a moment for the neighbourhood to come together. Since she went missing nobody has talked of anything else.

Words fail me - that's why we wanted to do a wee silent candlelit vigil - 1,000 points of light for the one point of light that went out.

– Jane Suthwer


In Pictures: Karen Buckley vigil in George Square

Around 300 people attended a vigil in George Square in Glasgow in memory of student nurse Karen Buckley who was found dead on a farm in the city after a four-day search.

Family, friends and colleagues of the 24-year-old joined hundreds of mourners at the event.

Family, friends and colleagues of the 24-year-old joined hundreds of mourners in George Square. Credit: Jane Barlow / PA Wire/PA Images
Flowers, candles, cards and messages were laid out in the square and a piper played. Credit: Jane Barlow / PA Wire/PA Images
Karen Buckley's parents Marian and John and her brother Kieran attended the event. Credit: Jane Barlow / PA Wire/PA Images
A minute of silence was held at the event in memory of Karen who was from Cork in Ireland. Credit: Jane Barlow / PA Wire/PA Images
Karen Buckley's family read some of the tributes left in memory of the 24-year-old student nurse. Credit: Jane Barlow / PA Wire/PA Images

Karen Buckley's parents arrive at Glasgow vigil

Karen Buckley's parents, John and Marian, have arrived at a vigil which is being held in memory of the nurse.

The 24-year-old student's body was discovered by police after she disappeared in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The vigil was organised online and is being held in the area of Glasgow where she lived, flowers have already been laid as mourners and well-wishers gathered this evening.

Vigil to be held in Glasgow city centre for Karen Buckley

Karen Buckley Credit: PA Wire

A vigil is to be held to show support for family and friends of student Karen Buckley in Glasgow.

People are being encouraged to bring flowers and candles to the event in George Square in Glasgow city centre at 5pm.

The vigil is being organised by former Scottish Socialist politician Rosie Kane.

Writing on Facebook Ms Kane said: "If folk can come to George Square tomorrow at 5pm we could embrace each other in Karen's honour and hope that those hurt by loss and fear and trauma will know we care."

Miss Buckley, who was from Cork in Ireland, had been missing since Sunday and her body was found on Thursday on farmland on the outskirts of Glasgow.

A 21-year-old man will appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court later after being arrested in connection with the death of the 24-year-old.


Teen given caution for offensive tweet about lorry crash

A teenager who posted offensive comments on Twitter about the Glasgow bin lorry crash which killed six people has been let off with a caution.

Ross Loraine, 19, from Sunderland, was arrested after a number of people complained about his tweet just hours after the tragedy on December 22.

Northumbria Police said he had been arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication after he handed himself in following the outcry.

A police spokesman said: "A 19-year-old man has been given a caution for making a malicious communication."

Girl hit by Glasgow bin lorry 'heard a scream then just saw green'

A teenager who was injured in the Glasgow bin lorry crash has described how she was thrown several feet after being hit by the heavy truck.

The scene in Glasgow's George Square after the bin lorry crashed. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Danielle Dawson, 13, recalled hearing a scream and said after that she "could just see green" as the vehicle came towards her.

Miss Dawson told the Sunday Mail she had met friends Alix Stewart, 14, and Irene McAuley, 18, near the statue of Duke of Wellington in nearby Royal Exchange Square.

I heard a scream and just turned and looked over my shoulder. I was standing closest to the gallery. Irene was in the middle and Alix was on the outside by the pavement.

The lorry was right there. I could just see green. I was thrown three or four metres.

– Danielle Dawson

In total, six people were killed and 10 more injured after the lorry lost control in the city's Queen Street and George Square almost two weeks ago.

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