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Senior Investigating Officer in Buckley case releases statement thanking Irish public

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Statement: Detective Jim Kerr seen here with Karen Buckley's parents
Statement: Detective Jim Kerr seen here with Karen Buckley's parents

The Senior Investigating Officer in the case of Karen Buckley has released a statement thanking the Irish people for their supportive letters and emails.

Over the past couple of weeks, police in the UK have received a high number of letters and emails from members of the public in both Ireland and Scotland, expressing their appreciation for the work carried out on the Karen Buckley investigation. 
 
The Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Jim Kerr, released a statement acknowledging the public's kind words in the past number of weeks. 
 
"Throughout our investigation in to the death of Karen Buckley in Glasgow in April 2015 we received and continue to receive messages of appreciation from people in Ireland. 
 
"I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone for taking the time to contact us and for their thanks and continued support.
 
"It is very much appreciated by myself and the dedicated team of officers who are involved in the investigation.
 
Jim Kerr 
Detective Superintendent 
Police Scotland."
 
Karen Buckley (24)  went missing following a night out with her housemates at Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow in the early hours of April 12.
 
 
Her friends raised the alarm after she failed to return to the group in the nightclub. She had told them she was going to the bathroom and would be back shortly. Her body was discovered a few days later. 
 
Alexander Pacteau (21) has been charged with her murder.