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Man arrested in Dundee in connection with missing woman and children | UK news

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

Officers attended a property in Troon Avenue, Dundee, on Friday afternoon as they searched for Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two young daughters.

Police said inquires were ongoing and there would be an increased police presence in the area, which is near Downfield in the north of Dundee, over the coming days.

Burke and the two children were reported missing on Monday. Avon and Somerset police put out an appeal for information two days later.

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

Det Supt 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 cooperation at this time.”


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