Man due in court charged with murder of wife

A man is due to appear in court charged with the murder of his wife.

Mark Barrott, 54, from Leeds, was detained by police in Scotland in the early hours of Thursday.

He will appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on Monday.

Barrott is charged with the murder of Eileen Barrott, 50, who was found dead at the couple’s home in Naburn Fold, Whinmoor, Leeds, on August 15.

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Following Barrott’s arrest, 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.”

The force had previously urged Barrott to hand himself in, and issued appeals after he was seen in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. He was traced to an address in Elgin, but had left.

Neighbours of the couple said they had lived in their terraced house for about 20 years and have two grown-up children, a son and a daughter.