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Police Scotland are appealing for information in relation to a Murder that occurred around 01.25am on Saturday 23rd July in the John St area of Dunoon

Details of Incident

Murder enquiry launched following death of woman in Dunoon

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in the John Street area of Dunoon.

Officers were called to a report of a disturbance at a block of flats around 1.25am on Saturday, 23 July.

A 41-year-old woman sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where she died on Tuesday, 26 July.

She can be named as Mairi Doherty from Dunoon. Her family have asked for privacy at this time.

Two people, a man aged 43 and a woman aged 40, have already appeared in court after been arrested and charged in connection with the disturbance.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Grainger, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Mairi’s family. This is a very difficult time for them and I want to reassure them, and the wider community, that we are doing all we can to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“There were a number of people in and around the block of flats at the time of this incident and I would urge anyone who has not spoken to officers to get in touch.

“If you saw anything then please contact us, as even a small piece of information could help with our enquiries. In addition, if you have private CCTV footage that could assist, please make us aware.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0304 of Saturday, 23 July, 2022, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppes on 0800 555 111.

In addition we have set up an online portal that gives member of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team. You can remain anonymous when submitting. The portal can be access via this link

Contact Information

Anyone who has any information in connection with the incident (including footage) can contact Police on either 101 quoting Incident No 0304 of 23rd July or the Incident room on 0141 305 4540.  Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or or alternatively by submitting information via the link at the bottom of this page.