Thursday, 24 March 2016

Paige Doherty death: Man arrested in Clydebank area


Paige DohertyImage copyrightPolice Scotland
Image captionPaige Doherty was last seen near the Delicious Deli in Clydebank on Saturday morning
A man has been arrested in connection with the death of 15-year-old Paige Doherty whose body was found in a wooded area in Clydebank.
The teenager was last seen near a deli on Saturday morning after setting off for her part-time hairdressing job.
Her body was found just off Great Western Road at lunchtime on Monday.
Police Scotland said a 31-year-old man had been arrested in connection with Paige's death. He is expected to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Saturday.
Forensic teams are still present at the scene where Paige's body was found, just off the A82 Great Western Road, at about 12:45 on Monday.

Deli searched

Police Scotland said on Tuesday that they were treating her death as murder.
On Wednesday night, police cordoned off the Delicious Deli in Clydebank's Fleming Avenue where Paige had been last seen on Saturday morning.
Police at the scene
Image captionThe area where Ms Doherty's body was found remains sealed off by police
Forensics officers were working around Delicious Deli in Fleming Avenue
Image captionForensics officers were working around Delicious Deli in Fleming Avenue
They also searched and sealed off a flat in nearby Brown Avenue.
As forensic activity continued at both locations on Thursday, police confirmed that they had been following a positive line of inquiry and had arrested a 31-year-old man.
He is expected to appear in court on Saturday to face charges in connection with Paige's death.

Family 'devastated'

The teenager's mother released a statement on Wednesday asking for the public to help the police investigation.
Pamela Munro said her family were "devastated" and called for public help in getting "justice" for her girl.
Paige's death has had a profound impact on the Clydebank community, with many people leaving floral tributes near the site where her body was found.
Flowers left by road
Image captionFlowers and tributes to Paige have been left by the road

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