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Man held in India over 1997 murder of Tracey Wylde

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Image caption Tracey Wylde was found dead in her home in 1997

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in India in connection with the murder of a woman in Glasgow in 1997.

Tracey Wylde, 21, was found dead at her flat in the city's Barmulloch area in November 1997. Police said at the time she was involved in prostitution.

Sougat Mukherjee was arrested in Mumbai on Friday. The Crown Office said steps would be taken to secure his appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Ms Wylde's family has been informed of the development.

Ms Wylde, who had a young child, was one of six women who worked as prostitutes to be killed in as many years in the former Strathclyde police area.

But officers said at the time her murder was not believed to be connected to any of the other deaths.

The media in India has reported that Mr Mukherjee studied with Ms Wylde at the nautical college in Glasgow .

Police Scotland said: "Officers from Police Scotland can confirm on Friday January 9 2015, a 37-year-old man was arrested in Mumbai, India, and is presently detained by police in India.

"Tracey's family has been informed of the development and officers will continue to liaise closely with her family."

A Crown Office spokesman said: "We have been advised that the warrant for Sougat Mukherjee has been executed by the Indian authorities and our international co-operation unit, working with Police Scotland's fugitives unit and the National Crime Agency, will take the necessary steps to secure his appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court to answer the warrant."

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