A man arrested in Scotland on suspicion of murdering his wife


Mark Ballot, 54, is being tracked by West Yorkshire police after his wife, Irene Ballot, was found dead in a dateless distribution in real estate in the Winmoor area of ​​Leeds. (West Yorkshire Police / Pennsylvania)

A man sought to kill his wife was arrested in Scotland, police said.

Mark Ballot, 54, from Leeds, was detained by Scottish police in the Elgin area around 4:30 am Thursday.

He was arrested on Sunday on charges of murdering a 50-year-old nurse, Irene Barrot, who was found dead at a couple’s house in Naburnfold, Winmour.

West Yorkshire police said he would be returned to the unit area, where he would be interviewed by detectives from the murder and key investigation teams.

“We would like to thank all the civilians and Scottish police colleagues for their support and support in this investigation,” said Senior Inspector Morse Vanessa Rolf.

The unit had previously appealed to Barrot, who was seen in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, urged him to hand over himself after arriving at Elgin’s address, but he was gone.

The couple’s neighbor said he had lived in the terrace house for about 20 years and had two adult children, a son and a daughter.

Tom Wilkinson