Police launch inquiry into woman's death

An investigation is under way into the death of a 28-year-old woman in Galashiels on Saturday.

Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 4:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 5:08 pm
Stirling Street in Galashiels, where 28-year-old Catherine Mackenzie was found dead on Saturday.

Catherine Mackenzie was found dead at an address in the town’s Stirling Street.

While her death is being treated as unexplained, but non-suspicious, it is believed that it was drug-related.

If that proves to be the case, it would be the latest in a series of suspected drug related deaths in the town in recent months.

In December, there were two drugs-related deaths in Galashiels in the space of four days – 62-year-old David Milliken in Kirkbrae and 33-year-old David Connolly in Winston Road.

And in January, 30-year-old Glenn Noble, of Glendinning Terrace, also died of a suspected overdose.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in the Borders are investigating following the death of a 28-year-old woman, whose body was sadly found at an address in the Stirling Street area of Galashiels on Saturday, March 24.

“The death is being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”