Man arrested in Dundee in connection with woman and children’s disappearance

Daniel Harkins, PA Scotland
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A 50-year-old man has been arrested in Dundee in connection with the disappearance of a woman and two children from south Gloucestershire.

Officers attended a property in Troon Avenue on Friday afternoon as they searched for missing Bennylyn Burke, 25, and two children.

Police said inquires are ongoing and there will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days.

Avon and Somerset Police released an appeal for information on Wednesday, saying Ms Burke was reported missing on March 1.

She was last seen at her south Gloucestershire home on February 17.

Detective Superintendent Graeme Mackie, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “Officers in Dundee attended a property on Troon Avenue around 3.20pm on Friday 5 March 2021, as part of an inquiry into a missing 25-year-old woman, Bennylyn Burke, and two children from south Gloucestershire.

“As a result, a 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this and inquiries are ongoing.

“Bennylyn’s next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by colleagues in Avon and Somerset Police.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and we thank the local community for their co-operation at this time.”