Leeds murder suspect Mark Barrott arrested in Scotland | UK News
A man suspected of murdering his wife and then running away was arrested in Scotland early Thursday morning. West Yorkshire Police have taken the rare step of naming Mark Barrott, 54, a suspect in the murder of his wife, Eileen Barrott, at their Leeds home on Sunday.
Barrott was arrested by Scottish Police officers in the Elgin area of northern Scotland at around 4.30 a.m. He will be brought back to West Yorkshire to be questioned about the death of his wife.
Eileen Barrott, 50, a nurse at St James’s Hospital, was found seriously injured at the couple’s home in the Whinmoor neighborhood on Sunday evening and died at the scene.
DCI Vanessa Rolfe said: “We would like to thank all members of the public who have contacted us with information, as well as our colleagues at Police Scotland for their help and support in this investigation. “
Officers had been trying to locate Barrott since Sunday, when he was seen on CCTV at Leeds station en route to Edinburgh, and had made a number of public appeals.
Colleagues at St James’s Hospital, where Eileen Barrott had worked for 25 years, paid tribute to him on Tuesday.
The Leeds University Hospitals NHS Trust said: “It is with great sadness that we learned of the sudden and unexpected passing of Eileen Barrott. She will be sadly missed by all of her trust friends and colleagues. It was a shock to his colleagues and we are doing all we can to support them during this difficult time. “