Police search for man suspected of murdering his wife in Leeds

Mark Barrot was last seen in Aberdeen on Sunday, moments after he allegedly killed his 50-year-old wife.

Police have intensified the search for a man suspected of killing his wife. They believe he may be on the run in Scotland after being sighted in Aberdeen on the day of the crime.

Eileen Barrot, 50, was found seriously injured in her Whinmoor home on Sunday evening and died at the scene.

Police in West Yorkshire are trying to track down her husband, 54-year-old Mark Barrot.

Officers have appealed for information to trace him for questioning.

Police are looking for Mark Barrott in connection with his wife's death West Yorkshire Police

On the run

So far, police believe he took a train to Edinburgh later that day but had most likely moved on to Aberdeen that night.

Officers from the West Yorkshire police homicide and major enquiry team have been working with Police Scotland to trace Barrott.

They have released CCTV images of Barrott at Leeds railway station on Sunday.

Det Ch Insp Vanessa Rolfe said:

We are liaising closely with our colleagues from Police Scotland who have established the most recent sighting of Mr Barrott on CCTV in Aberdeen city centre on Sunday night. We are keen to hear from anyone who has seen him since then or who has any information that could assist in tracing him.

Police have urged members of the public not to approach him, but to contact 999 instead.

Police also released this 2015 picture of the suspect West Yorkshire Police


Eileen Barrott worked as a nurse at St James's Hospital in Leeds her colleagues were left in shock.

A spokesman for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS 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.

One resident, who did not want to be named, said :

She was a nurse who worked like crazy through the last 18 months. So, for this to happen is just so shocking.
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