Melrose housing complex death woman identified

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Eileen Thomson died in hospital after the incident in Melrose

Police have identified a 70-year-old woman who died in hospital after an incident at a sheltered housing complex in the Borders.

Eileen Thomson, from Melrose, was badly injured at an address in Priorwood Court on Sunday 9 April.

She was taken to Borders General Hospital but died on Tuesday.

A 69-year-old man appeared in court last week in connection with the incident on a charge of attempted murder and was remanded in custody.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Mrs Thomson's family said: "Eileen was the heart of our family and her tragic passing has left us all devastated.

"We are fully supportive of Police Scotland's investigation into the circumstances of her death and ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time."

Det Ch Insp Stephen Healy said: "We understand that Eileen's death will be felt keenly throughout the local community.

"I would advise anyone with concerns regarding this incident to speak to their local community officer or to contact Police Scotland through 101."

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