Glasgow & West Scotland

Murder inquiry after woman found dead and man hurt in Glasgow house

Isabelle Sanders Image copyright BBC - police handout
Image caption The body of Isabelle Sanders was found in her home in Raeswood Drive, Crookston

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman was found dead and her partner seriously injured following reports of a man within their home.

The body of Isabelle Sanders, 51, was found at the house in Raeswood Drive, in Crookston, Glasgow, at about 01:55.

Her 85-year-old partner is being treated in hospital.

The suspect is white, Scottish, with a local accent, between 20 and 30 years old, about 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in tall with a slim build and short dark hair.

Forensic teams

At the time of the incident he was wearing jeans, a light blue top and blue canvas deck shoes.

Image caption Police have cordoned off the house

Det Supt Jim Kerr, from Police Scotland, said: "Extensive inquiries are ongoing and specialist officers and forensic teams are currently at the scene.

"Officers are carrying out door-to-door inquiries and checking CCTV to assist with this investigation.

"I would ask anyone who was in the area of Raeswood Drive last night and saw a man matching the description above or anyone who recognises the description to contact police as soon as possible."

Det Supt Kerr added: "Officers are working to establish a motive for this murder and I would like to reassure the local community that additional police patrols are in the area and anyone who has any concerns should not hesitate to speak to an officer.

"Finally anyone who has any information which can help this inquiry should contact police."

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