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Paisley murder investigation victim named as Alyson Watt

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A woman who died in an incident in Paisley on Friday has been named by police as Alyson Watt.

A 16-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital following the attack in Penilee Road on Friday.

A 54-year-old man police had said they wanted to trace in connection with a murder and attempted murder was arrested on Saturday.

A police spokeswoman said he had been located in the Dumfries and Galloway area.

Ms Watt, 52, who worked for Barnardo's Scotland, died at the scene in Penilee Road at about 16:55 on Friday.

The 16-year-old boy was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where medical staff described his condition as critical.

Barnardo's Scotland staff paid tribute to their colleague.

Martin Crewe, director of Barnardo's Scotland, said: "We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of our colleague Alyson Watt, who was a much-valued and long-standing member of staff in Paisley.

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy and we are continuing to support police with their inquiries."

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