Murder investigation after death of charity worker

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​Man arrested in connection with Alyson Watt's death

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5th June 2017 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

A Scottish charity has been left “shocked and deeply saddened” by the death of one of its staff in an alleged attack, which also left a teenage boy fighting for his life.

Alyson Watt, 52, died following an incident at her home in Penilee Road, paisley at around 4.55pm on Friday, 2 June.

Alyson Watt. Picture: Police Scotland.

Alyson Watt. Picture: Police Scotland.

She was a counsellor working for Barnardo’s Scotland.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is in a critical condition in hospital.

Meanwhile, a 54-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Barnardo’s Scotland expressed “great sadness” at the death of a “long-standing colleague”.

Director Martin Crewe said: “We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of our colleague Alyson Watt, who was a much-valued and long-standing member of staff in Paisley.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy and we are continuing to support police with their enquiries.”