Glasgow killer jailed for 28 years - and urged to reveal whereabouts of victim’s remains

Killer Andrew Wallace must serve 28 years behind bars for the murder of Julie Reilly.
Killer Andrew Wallace must serve 28 years behind bars for the murder of Julie Reilly.

The family of murder victim Julie Reilly have pleaded with her killer – on the say he was sentenced to 28 years – to tell them where he has dumped her remains.

Andrew Wallace (42) sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow today (Friday, February 8) to serve 28 years in prison for the murder of 47-year-old Julie Reilly in the Govan area of the city in February last year.

He cut off his victim’s legs with a knife and put the remains in plastic bags and suitcases, before burying them near to Ms Reilly’s home.

But the rest of her remains have still not been found.

Following the sentencing at High Court, Lynne Bryce, Julie’s sister, said on behalf of the family: “Please tell us where Julie is. Let my Mum have her wee girl back. Let her first grandchild have somewhere to go and grieve for Julie.

“On behalf of my mum, Julie’ s family and myself we would like to thank (Detective Chief Inspector) Mark Bell and his whole team for the significant work in solving this case and all who helped out with the police.

“Without them Andrew Wallace could still be walking the streets to kill again.

“So from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all.

“I hope that if he (Wallace) has a heart he could now please tell us where he put my sister and let her come home to be put to rest properly. Thank you.”

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell added: “I welcome the sentence imposed on Andrew Wallace by the High Court which now protects our communities from him for a considerable period of time.

“I would appeal directly to Andrew Wallace to engage with me and tell me where Julie is.

“There is no value in withholding her whereabouts from me and indeed the courageous thing to do now is disclose where Julie is in order that I can take steps to recover her. I’m asking Andrew Wallace to reflect and speak to me.

“The most important thing now is to find Julie and provide her and her family with the dignity and respect that they deserve.”