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Large crowds gather for removal of Karen Buckley

A traffic management plan is in place in Mallow for the removal.


THE REMOVAL OF Karen Buckley took place his evening in Cork after her family brought her body home at the weekend.

The Irish student’s remains were flown from Scotland to Cork, reportedly on a chartered Aer Lingus flight.

The local community gathered this evening in her hometown of Mallow, Co Cork for the woman’s removal at 8pm.

A guard of honour was formed for the young woman.

RTÉ reports that thousands attended the removal, paying respects to the young student’s family at O’Connell’s Funeral Home in Mallow.

A funeral mass will take place tomorrow in Analeentha at 2pm.

Karen Buckley was reported missing in Glasgow on 11 April, and her remains found later that week.

A 21-year-old man, Alexander Pacteau, has been charged with the woman’s murder. He last appeared in court on Friday.

The death certificate of the student nurse, released on Friday, cited that she died of head and neck injuries.

- Additional reporting Aoife Barry

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