Sanctuary shutting tonight as a tribute to Karen Buckley

Karen was at the club before she went missing

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The nightclub where Karen Buckley had been enjoying a night out with friends before she went missing is closing tonight as a mark of respect.

A message on The Sanctuary’s Facebook page read: “Heartbreaking news about Karen Buckley, our thoughts are with all her family and friends at this difficult time.

“As a mark of respect for Karen, we will not be opening The Sanctuary tonight.

“RIP Karen.”


Professor Pamela Gillies, principal and vice-chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University, added: “The GCU community is deeply saddened by the news of the loss of our student Karen Buckley.

“On behalf of all of us at the university, I offer my sincere condolences to her parents, family, friends and classmates.

“It is so tragic to lose someone so young and talented in such difficult circumstances.

“Karen’s lecturers describe her as a lovely young women, who was conscientious and a good team player, popular with her peers, and looking forward to a successful career in occupational therapy.

“The university is in contact with Karen’s family and fellow students to offer our support at this time.

“GCU’s student support service, our academic staff, and the advice centre at the students’ association are available to any students who require support.”