Man charged after two bodies found in separate properties

Police have arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with the deaths of John Paul Duffy and Emma Baillie in Coatbridge.

Man charged after bodies of John Paul Duffy and Emma Baillie found in separate properties in Coatbridge Police Scotland

A man has been charged in connection with two deaths in North Lanarkshire.

John Paul Duffy, 51, was found dead by police inside a block of flats on Coates Street, Coatbridge, on Sunday following a report of concern for a person.

As part of the investigation into that death, officers found the body of 26-year-old Emma Baillie inside a property in nearby Calder Street at around 5.35pm on Tuesday.

A 46-year-old man has been charged in connection with both deaths, which are being treated as murder.

He is due to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Saturday.

Detective chief inspector Graham Grant said: “I would also like to reassure the public that officers are working to establish the full circumstances of what has happened and there is an increased police presence in the area. If you have any concerns call us on 101 or speak to officers.

“Extensive enquiries are continuing into both deaths and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen either of them in recent weeks as we seek to establish their movements.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2360 of Sunday, 10 April, 2022, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Detectives have also set up an online portal to encourage members of the public to submit information.

The Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) is a website that gives the public access to a form so they can send information directly to the major incident teams based at the Scottish Crime Campus and can be accessed here:

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