Bodies of man and woman found in two homes as suspect arrested in double death riddle

COPS in Scotland have launched a probe after the bodies of a man and a woman were found in two homes a mile apart.

Detectives have arrested a suspect after the tragedies at properties in South Lanarkshire.

John Paul Duffy's body was found at a flat in Coatbridge's Coates Street on Sunday.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the horror find.

Yesterday, police visited a property in Calder Street, around a mile from where Mr Duffy, 51, was found.

There, they discovered the body of a woman.

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Detective Chief Inspector Graham Grant said: "The deaths are being treated as linked and officers are currently carrying out extensive inquiries into both incidents."

The death of the woman is currently being treated as unexplained and formal identification has not yet taken place, Police Scotland said.

The force said there was an increased police presence in the area as its investigation continues.

DCI Grant said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or spoken with Mr Duffy in the days before his body was found, including anyone who may have visited his flat.

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"We are also carrying out inquiries to establish places or persons Mr Duffy visited or frequented in the days before his death."

Police Scotland said anyone with information should contact them on 101, quoting incident number 2360 of Sunday.

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