Husband who went on the run after 'murdering devoted wife' is finally arrested after fleeing Leeds for Scotland

Husband who went on the run after 'murdering devoted wife' is finally arrested after fleeing Leeds for Scotland

DETECTIVES have arrested a man suspected of murdering his wife after four days on the run in Scotland. 

Eileen Barrott, 50, was found dead at her home in Leeds, West Yorkshire,  around 6.30pm on Sunday night. 

Mark Barrott, 54, was detained by officers from Police Scotland in the Elgin area in northern Scotland at around 4.30am today.

Officers tracked down Barrott after he was seen heading to Scotland by train, after the alleged killing.

Detectives appealed for information to help trace him after he was spotted on CCTV leaving Leeds railway station at 1pm on Sunday.

He is believed to have arrived at Edinburgh Waverley station at 4pm.

Now Barrott has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and will be brought back to West Yorkshire to be interviewed by detectives. 

Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe said: "We would like to thank all the members of the public who contacted us with information, and also our colleagues in Police Scotland for their assistance and support with this investigation."

Emergency services were called to a property in Naburn Fold at around 6.30pm on Aug 15 after a woman suffered “serious injuries”.

Tragic Eileen was a "devoted" NHS nurse at a hospital in Leeds.

Eileen was said to be a "kind-hearted" mum-of-two in a touching tribute from a friend of 25 years.

The pal, who did not wish to be named, said: "She was so kind and she had such a lovely smile. But you could tell she was always nervous.

"She was the nicest person, but she was very shy. She was a nurse and worked 24 hours a day, she was so devoted."

West Yorkshire Police said in a statement: "At 6.31pm on Sunday, emergency services attended Naburn Fold in Leeds after a woman was found with serious injuries.

"It was confirmed the woman had died at the scene and a murder investigation has been launched.

"Enquiries are ongoing and a police scene remains in place."

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