Whinmoor murder: Mark Barrott arrested in Scotland on suspicion of murder Eileen Barrott

A man wanted as a suspect for the murder of his wife in Whinmoor has been arrested in Scotland.

Thursday, 19th August 2021, 9:05 am
Updated Thursday, 19th August 2021, 9:06 am

Mark Barrott, 54, was detained by officers from Police Scotland in the Elgin area at about 4.30am on Thursday, August 19.

He has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of his wife Eileen Barrott, aged 50.

Eileen was found dead at the couple’s home in Naburn Fold, Whinmoor, on Sunday.

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Mark Barrott has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Eileen Barrott. Pictured: The scene in Naburn Fold, Whinmoor.

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

Senior Investigating Officer, 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.”

Eileen was a nurse at St James' Hospital and had worked for the NHS since 1996.

A Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust spokesperson said her death had come as "a shock to her colleagues" and revealed that she had worked as a staff nurse in Leeds since 1996.

Eileen Barrott, 50, was found dead in her home in Whinmoor.

Paying tribute, the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust spokesperson said: “It is with great sadness that we have heard about the sudden and unexpected passing of Eileen Barrott.

"She will be sadly missed by all her friends and colleagues across the Trust.

"Eileen worked as a staff nurse across a number of departments since joining the Trust in 1996.

“This has been a shock to her colleagues and we’re doing all we can to support them at this difficult time.”