Husband, 54, is arrested on suspicion of murder in Edinburgh four days after his wife, 50, was found dead at their home in Leeds

  • Eileen Barrott, 50, found dead at home in Whinmoor area of Leeds on Sunday
  • Husband Mark Barrott arrested in Elgin area of Scotland on Thursday morning
  • Police had earlier appealed for information after 54-year-old seen on a train 
  • Police say Barrott will be taken back to Yorkshire to be interviewed by police 

The husband of a mother-of-two NHS nurse found dead at her family home was today arrested on suspicion of murder.

Eileen Barrott, 50, was found dead at her home in the Whinmoor area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, on Sunday.

Her husband, Mark Barrott, 54, was arrested in the Elgin area of Scotland in the early hours of this morning.

Police had earlier released an appeal after he was seen taking a train from Leeds to Edinburgh on Sunday.

He will be brought back to West Yorkshire to be interviewed by detectives from the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, police say. 

Eileen Barrott, 50, was found dead at the couple’s home in the Whinmoor area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, on Sunday

The suspected murder victim was yesterday named as Eileen Barrott, 50, after emergency services were called to a property in Leeds, West Yorks., at around 6.30pm. Pictured: Police and forensics teams at the scene on Monday

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 August 15 after a woman suffered ‘serious injuries’.

She was later pronounced dead at the scene.


Her husband, Mark Barrott, 54, was arrested in the Elgin area of Scotland in the early hours of this morning. Police had earlier released an appeal after he was seen taking a train from Leeds to Edinburgh on Sunday 

Barrott (pictured) will be brought back to West Yorkshire to be interviewed by detectives from the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, police say

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 friend, 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.’

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