Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman, 39, dies after attack in house in Newton Mearns

Police at the scene
Image caption Police have cordoned off the house on Beech Avenue, next to Maple Avenue, in Newton Mearns

A mother-of-two has died after being attacked at a house in Newton Mearns.

Police were alerted to a disturbance at the house, in the East Renfrewshire town's Beech Avenue, at about 00:00.

It was later confirmed that a 39-year-old woman had died and officers were following a definite line of inquiry.

Forensic teams remain at the house, which has been cordoned off and door-to-door inquiries are under way. People in the affluent suburb, 10 miles south of Glasgow, have spoken of their shock.

BBC Scotland's Aileen Clarke, who was at the scene, said: "Police say that they were called around midnight last night and that the lady who lived at this house had been attacked in her own home and died from her injuries.

"Forensic teams have been working inside the house all morning.

"Police have not named the lady who has died but we understand that she is a young mother with two primary aged children and she has lived at this address for some years with her husband."

Aileen Clarke also spoke to a number of local people in the area who said they were shocked and saddened to hear if the woman's death.

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