Balloon tribute to tragic Glasgow mum found in Finland
Teenager Courtney Leonard was found dead in her Castlemilk flat on March 19.
A balloon released in tribute to a young mum found dead in her Glasgow flat has travelled over 1000 miles to Finland.
Teenager Courtney Leonard's body was found in Ardencraig Road, Castlemilk on March 19.
The young mum's friends and family held a tribute night three days later when they released hundreds of balloons with heartfelt messages to the 18-year-old.
Now nearly three weeks on one of the balloons have been discovered in Finland.
The tribute was found by stunned local Katri Ojapelto as she walked her dog in Riistavesi, eastern Finland, on Sunday.
The pink balloon had a message written on it saying "RIP Courtney".
When Ms Ojapelto, who doesn't speak English, found it she instantly took to social media to find out where it was from.
Speaking to Finnish newspaper Iltalehti she said: "My friend sent me a link saying, 'Take a look at this'.
"My English is not great but my friend told me that these balloons were released in Scotland.
"I did wonder if it would be possible for a balloon to make it here all the way from Britain.
"But I can't imagine this balloon would have originated from Finland."
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said Courtney's death was not suspicious.