Man, 50, arrested in Dundee over disappearance of woman and two children from Gloucestershire


Man, 50, is arrested in Dundee over disappearance of woman and two children from Gloucestershire

  •  Bennlyn Burke, 25, and two children were reported missing on March 1
  •  Ms Burke, from South Gloucestershire, was last seen in Bristol on February 17
  •  A 50-year-old man has been arrested and inquiries are ongoing, say police 

A 50-year-old man has been arrested in Dundee in connection with the disappearance of a woman and two children. 

Bennlyn Burke, 25, and two children from South Gloucestershire were reported missing on March 1. 

Ms Burke was last seen in Bristol on February 17. 

Bennlyn Burke, 25, from South Gloucestershire was reported missing on March 1.

Officers from Police Scotland attended a property in Troon Avenue, Dundee, yesterday afternoon, where a man was arrested. 

Officers remain at the scene, which has been cordoned off. 

Detective Superintendent Graeme Mackie said the community should expect an increased police presence in the area in the coming days. 

Officers from Police Scotland attended a property in Troon Avenue, Dundee

Officers from Police Scotland attended a property in Troon Avenue, Dundee

‘Officers in Dundee attended a property on Troon Avenue around 15:20 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,’ he said. 

‘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. 

‘Anyone with concerns or information can speak to a local officer or call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident 1434 of March 5.’

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