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Husband and wife death tributes
Northern Constabulary in Lerwick
Northern Constabulary on Shetland are probing the deaths
Tribute has been paid after an award-winning author and his seriously ill wife were found dead on Shetland.

Richard Horne and his wife Mandy, who had multiple sclerosis, were discovered at Papil on Burra on Wednesday.

Mr Horne was a writer and political cartoonist, who worked under the name Harry Horse. Colleagues said they were a wonderful couple.

Northern Constabulary are not believed to be looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

'Extraordinary partnership'

Scenes of crime officers and a pathology team will carry out inquiries.

Mr Horne had worked as a political cartoonist for a number of national newspapers, including the Guardian, Sunday Herald, and Scotland on Sunday.

His agent, Caroline Sheldon, said: "I represented the brilliant Harry Horse for 15 years as his literary agent and friend. He was a genius both in words and illustrations.

"His partnership with his wonderful wife Mandy was extraordinary.

"She was his most solid support for years but when she contracted chronic and terminal MS he cared for her."




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