Police in Scotland are searching for a Cork student who went missing from Glasgow over the weekend.

Karen Buckley, 24, who is studying at Glasgow Caledonian University, has been missing since the early hours of yesterday.

Police said Ms Buckley and her friends arrived at Sanctuary nightclub in Dumbarton Road, Partick about about 11.45pm on Saturday.

At 1am, she told friends she was going to the bathroom but never returned.

She left her jacket in the nightclub and was later seen on CCTV outside the club on Dumbarton Road talking to a man.

Police say they want to speak to this man.

Ms Buckley was then seen walking westwards along Dumbarton Road away from the city centre towards Church Street.

She is 1.55m-1.6m tall, has dark hair and brown eyes. On Saturday, she was wearing hair extensions and had long black curly hair.

She was wearing an all-in-one black jumpsuit with red high heels and a black handbag.

Inspector Gavin Smith said that Ms Buckley's friends reported her missing, saying that her behaviour to not return home was very out of character.

He said: "Her friends say she would always contact them by text or phone to let them know where was and she doesn’t appear to have contacted anyone.

"We're particularly keen to get in touch with the gentleman who Karen was seen talking to around 1am on Sunday morning outside the Sanctuary nightclub as he may be able to help us."