Vigil to be held in Glasgow today to mark anniversary of Karen Buckley's death

The "very private" ceremony is being held at Glasgow Caledonian University

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A vigil will be held in Glasgow today to mark one year since Cork student Karen Buckley was murdered in the city.

Ms Buckley had been attending university there when she was killed by Alexander Pacteau.

He is serving a life sentence for her death.

Former classmates and teachers will gather at Glasgow Caledonian University later to remember the 24-year-old nurse, who went missing in the early hours of April 12th.

Ralph Riegel, Southern Correspondent with the Irish Independent, says Karen was in Scotland to train as an occupational therapist.

He says today's ceremony is "very private... primarily for the staff, professors and Karen's former classmates".

Ms Buckley also will be remembered at a memorial mass in Analeentha, Co Cork on Friday.