A fifty-year-old man has been arrested in Dundee deemed connected with a woman and two children’s disappearance.
Avon and Somerset Police issued an appeal last week to trace 25-year-old Bennylyn Burke and two children from South Gloucestershire.
Officers investigating the disappearance went to a house in Troon Avenue, Dundee, on Friday afternoon.
Police Scotland said inquiries were ongoing.
Det Supt Graeme Mackie, from the force’s central investigation team, said: “Officers in Dundee attended a property on Troon Avenue around 15:20 on Friday, 5 March, as part of an inquiry into the missing 25-year-old woman, Bennylyn Burke, and the two children from South Gloucestershire.
“Result of which, a 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this, and inquiries are ongoing. Bennylyn’s next-of-kin has been made aware and are being supported by colleagues in Avon and Somerset Police.
More security in the local area
There would be an increased amount of police presence in the area over the coming days, and thanks to the local community for their cooperation at this time.
Det Supt Mackie asked anyone with information to speak to local officers or to call Police Scotland via 101.
Ms Burke and the two children were reported missing on 1 March. Avon and Somerset Police put out an appeal for information two days later.
The force said the 25-year-old was last seen at her South Gloucestershire home on 17 February.
A large police presence remains in Troon Avenue, near Downfield in the north of Dundee, with dozens of police and forensic officers at the scene.
Police Scotland has closed off the street with a cordon around the house.
A tent has also been set up in the front garden of the detached property.
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