Profile of man who police say last saw Karen Buckley

Man (21) who left Sanctuary nightclub with Karen Buckley is director of courier firm

The man police believe last saw missing Irish woman Karen Buckley early on Sunday morning is a 21-year-old director of a courier firm.

He met Ms Buckley (24) at the Sanctuary nightclub on Dumbarton Road in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to The Daily Record, the man told police Ms Buckley accompanied him to his flat at Dorchester Avenue in Kelvinside some 5km away but she left around 4am to go home.

The man told police that Ms Buckley followed him to his car parked around the corner from the nightclub and he drove her to his flat in Kelvinside, according to The Daily Record.

Det Supt Jim Kerr told a press conference at Govan Police Station on Tuesday afternoon that police were not treating the man as a suspect at this point in time.

“We have traced that man (seen with Ms Buckley on the CCTV footage outside Sanctuary), who claims he was intimate with her consensually in the early hours of Sunday.

“We only have one person’s version of events thereafter and believe she left there at 4am to go home to Hill Street. He thought she was going to get some form of transport home.

“At the end of the day, this man is a witness and is assisting in our inquiries as are other members of the public. He has been entirely co-operative with us.”

Meanwhile the man’s mother has told The Daily Record that her son is innocent and again stressed that he is not a suspect in the investigation into Ms Buckley’s disappearance.

The man’s mother told The Daily Record: “’She left his property at four o’clock in the morning and she was seen by other witnesses, not (her son’s name). So he is not a suspect.’