Police hunt for husband who left Leeds after wife found 'murdered'

Police launch hunt for husband who travelled from Leeds to Scotland after wife, 50, was found ‘murderedat her home

  • Police are hunting for husband Mark Barrott, 54, after death of his wife Eileen
  • Officers went to house after she suffered ‘serious injuriesand died at the scene
  • Mark Barrott seen on CCTV leabing Leeds railway station at 1pm yesterday
  • Police officers have launched a hunt for a husband who travelled from Leeds to Scotland after his wife was found ‘murderedin her home.

    The suspected murder victim was today named as Eileen Barrott, 50, after emergency services were called to a property in Leeds, West Yorks., at around 6.30pm last night.

    Una donna, now known to be Eileen, was reported to have suffered ‘serious injuriesand was declared dead at the scene.

    Detectives said they ‘urgently wanted to speakto Mark Barrott, 54, and appealed for information to help trace him after he was spotted on CCTV leaving Leeds railway station at 1pm yesterday.

    Police officers have launched a hunt for a husband who travelled from Leeds to Scotland after his wife was found 'murdered' in her home (nella foto)

    Mark Barrott, 54, was spotted on CCTV

    Police officers have launched a hunt for a husband who travelled from Leeds to Scotland after his wife was found ‘murderedin her home (nella foto)

    Detectives said they 'urgently wanted to speak' to Mark Barrott, 54, (nella foto) and appealed for information to help trace him

    Detectives said they ‘urgently wanted to speakto Mark Barrott, 54, (nella foto) and appealed for information to help trace him

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

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

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

    Eileen’s death is being treated as murder and an investigation is being led by West Yorkshire Police’s homicide and major enquiry team.

    Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe said: ‘We urgently need to speak to Mark Barrott in connection with the investigation, and we are keen to hear from anyone who has seen him or who has any information that could assist in tracing him.

    ‘He was last known to be at Edinburgh Waverley station at 4pm yesterday and we would like hear from anyone who saw him then or since, or who can assist in establishing his current whereabouts.

    Una donna, now known to be Eileen, was reported to have suffered 'serious injuries' and was declared dead at the scene on Sunday

    Una donna, now known to be Eileen, was reported to have suffered ‘serious injuriesand was declared dead at the scene on Sunday

    Eileen's death is being treated as murder and an investigation is being led by West Yorkshire Police's homicide and major enquiry team

    Eileen’s death is being treated as murder and an investigation is being led by West Yorkshire Police’s homicide and major enquiry team

    ‘We would advise members of the public not to approach him but to contact the police immediately via 999 if they do see him.

    Officers are also appealing to trace Barrott’s cara silver Toyota Avensis, registration FJ51 ZHBwhich is still believed to be in Leeds.

    A large police presence remained in the Whinmoor area of the city on Monday, where the woman was fatally injured.

    Cross Gates and Whinmoor Cllr James Gibson said: ‘Following the shocking and distressing events in Whinmoor overnight, our thoughts go to the victim and her family.

    ‘This is a heartbreaking incident and it will affect the whole community.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Pumacastle, reference 13210413554, or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

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