Police launch murder probe into death of woman at block of flats

Mairi Doherty died in hospital after suffering serious injuries during the incident at the flat in Dunoon on July 23.

Police launch murder probe into death of Dunoon woman at block of flats in early hours STV News

A murder probe has been launched into the death of a woman following an early hours disturbance at a block of flats in Dunoon.

Mairi Doherty was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow after sustaining “serious” injuries during the incident at the property on John Street shortly after 1.25am on Saturday, July 23.

The 41-year-old received treatment at the scene before being transported for further care, but passed away at the medical facility on Tuesday, July 26.

Officers are now treating her death as murder and have launched a full investigation.

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.

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.”

DCI Grainger added: “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.

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