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Murder enquiry launched in Dunoon

Detectives have launched a murder enquiry following the death of a 41-year-old woman in Dunoon.

By Megan Bonar
Murder enquiry launched in Dunoon
Mairi Doherty

Detectives have launched a murder enquiry following the death of a 41-year-old woman in Dunoon.

Officers were first called to an ‘incident’ at a block of flats on John Street, Dunoon in the early hours of Saturday (July 23) morning.

A woman was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with what was initially described as ‘serious injuries’, she later succumbed to these injuries and passed away on Tuesday (July 26).

This evening (Thursday) police named the victim as Mairi Doherty from Dunoon.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Grainger, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Mairi’s family. This is a very difficult time for them and I want to reassure them, and the wider community, that we are doing all we can to establish the full circumstances of what happened.“There were a number of people in and around the block of flats at the time of this incident and I would urge anyone who has not spoken to officers to get in touch.“If you saw anything then please contact us, as even a small piece of information could help with our enquiries. In addition, if you have private CCTV footage that could assist, please make us aware.”Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0304 of Saturday, July, 23, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.In addition Police have set up an online portal that gives member of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team. You can remain anonymous when submitting. The portal can be accessed here.

Two people, a man aged 43 and a woman aged 40, have already appeared in court after been arrested and charged in connection with the disturbance.


More details in this week’s Dunoon Observer print edition.

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