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Tributes paid to nurse murdered in her Leeds home

Emergency services found Eileen Barrott on Sunday and police are searching for her husband

Emergency services found nurse Eileen Barrott on Sunday and police are searching for her husband

This article was updated on 18 August 2021 to reflect latest events

Colleagues of a nurse found murdered at her home in Leeds have expressed shock and sadness at her death.

Eileen Barrott, who worked at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, was found with serious injuries by emergency services who were called to her home address just after 6.30pm on Sunday.

West Yorkshire police appeal for information on husband Mark Barrott

She was pronounced dead at the scene. West Yorkshire Police confirmed they are treating her death as murder.

Emergency services found nurse Eileen Barrott on Sunday and police are searching for her husband

Eileen Barrott worked at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds
Eileen Barrott worked at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds

This article was updated on 18 August 2021 to reflect latest events

Colleagues of a nurse found murdered at her home in Leeds have expressed shock and sadness at her death.

Eileen Barrott, who worked at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, was found with serious injuries by emergency services who were called to her home address just after 6.30pm on Sunday.

West Yorkshire police appeal for information on husband Mark Barrott

She was pronounced dead at the scene. West Yorkshire Police confirmed they are treating her death as murder.

Officers are appealing for information to help trace her husband Mark Barrott, who was last seen almost 400 miles away in Elgin, north east Scotland.

A spokesperson for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said Ms Barrott’s friends and colleagues are in shock.

‘It is with great sadness that we have heard about the sudden and unexpected passing of Eileen Barrott,’ said the spokesperson.

‘She will be sadly missed by all her friends and colleagues across the trust.’

Trust is doing all it can to support staff

Ms Barrott worked as a staff nurse in a number of departments at the trust since joining the organisation in 1996.

‘This has been a shock to her colleagues and we’re doing all we can to support them at this difficult time,’ added the trust spokesperson.

West Yorkshire Police have been working with Police Scotland to trace Mr Barrott after he travelled to Edinburgh by train on Sunday, before going on to Aberdeen and later, Elgin.

Grief of nurse’s family

Senior investigating officer detective chief inspector Vanessa Rolfe said Ms Barrott’s family were ‘completely devastated’ by her death.

‘We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries to locate Mark Barrott,’ she added.

‘We continue to advise members of the public not to approach him but to contact police immediately on 999.’


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