Wednesday 18 October 2017

Reaction in Glasgow: Shock and disbelief in a city that feels less safe today

Alish Dougan, who lived beside Karen, at Glasgow Caledonian University. Photo: Mark Condren
Alish Dougan, who lived beside Karen, at Glasgow Caledonian University. Photo: Mark Condren

Locals on the street in Glasgow have expressed their complete shock at the discovery of Karen Buckley's body.

Alish Dougan, who lived beside Karen in Glasgow, also said she couldn't believe what had happened.

"It is just such a normal thing for a student to have done, but the consequences are unimaginable."

Fourth-year criminology student Craig Moody said he couldn't believe such an event had unfolded on his doorstep.

"I just can't believe this, my heart is absolutely breaking for the family.

"It is all anyone on the campus is talking about," said the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) student.

Worker Jen Wilson, from the south of the city, said the tragic events had made her aware of her surroundings.

"I'll never leave my friends again without telling them. You have to be aware of your surroundings, no matter where you are in the world."

Nadine Anderson, who is originally from Gambia, said she was "shocked and terrified" following Karen's death.

"It would make me slightly more concerned about going out here," she said.

Social work student Rebecca Dothart said: "Everyone wanders away from pals and mingles, but to think that something like that can happen is crazy."

Business student Eilidh Cant said she usually feels safe at home despite her city's bad reputation.

"I feel so sorry for her family," Ms Cant said.

Irish Independent

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