A wanted Leeds man suspected of killing his wife has been found and arrested almost 400 miles away from home.
Mark Barrott, 54, was wanted as the main suspect on suspicion of the murder of Eileen Barrott, 50.
Emergency services including West Yorkshire Police were called to Naburn Fold, Whinmoor at 6.31pm on Sunday 15 August where Mrs Barrott was found with serious injuries inside the home.
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Sadly, Mrs Barrott, who was described as “lovely and hard working” died shortly after at the scene and a murder investigation was launched.
The constabulary made a rare appeal directly to Mark Barrott, publicly, to ask himself to come to the police to talk to them.
After a four-day search, he was finally arrested in the Elgin area of Scotland at around 4.30am and he is now set to be brought back to West Yorkshire to be interviewed.
How did this unfold?
Hours before Mrs Barrott was found, Mark was caught on CCTV camera at Leeds railway station where he caught a train at 1pm heading to Scotland.
Barrott arrived at Edinburgh Waverley station at 4pm on the same day.
West Yorkshire Police were also searching for his car but it was later located streets away from St James University Hospital where Mrs Barrott worked as a nurse.
Mrs Barrott worked as a staff nurse at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust where she had been working since 1996.
It was believed the 54-year-old had abandoned the silver Toyota Avensis before he caught the train to Edinburgh.
WYP officers were working alongside Police Scotland to find Barrott.
Officers then received a tip yesterday (Wednesday) that Barrott was staying near Elgin, in the Moray area in north Scotland but by the time they arrived at the property, he had already moved on.
However, this morning (Thursday), he was finally arrested in the Elgin area of Scotland at around 4.30am and he is now set to be brought back to West Yorkshire to be interviewed.
Tributes paid to Mrs Barrott
Neighbours and Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust are among those who have paid tribute to Mrs Barrott following the tragic news of her death.
A spokesperson for the Trust 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.”
One neighbour told Leeds Live: “I never saw her because she was always working. She was a nurse all those years, it’s so sad. She was such a hard worker, always going out working hard.”
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