Man arrested in connection with suspicious death of woman

A man was arrested following an all-day siege in Dundee after the death of a woman in Inchture.

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A man has been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of a woman following an all-day siege.

Police responded to reports of concern for a woman at a property in Orchard Way, Inchture, at 11.40pm on Saturday.

Officers attended, however, the 44-year-old died at the scene. 

The following day, a large police presence was descended on a house in Balunie Street, Dundee, at around 8.45am. 

Dozens of officers shut down the area as negotiators spoke to a 46-year-old man who had shut himself inside the house.

The man, who police said had been threatening to self-harm, was arrested shortly before 9pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Officers responded to reports of a concern for person at a property on Orchard Way, Inchture, around 11.40pm on Saturday, February 13.

Emergency services attended and a 44-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is being treated as suspicious.

“A 46-year-old man has been arrested and enquiries are ongoing.” 

Another spokesperson added: “Around 8.45am on Sunday, February 14, officers were called to an address in Balunie Street, Dundee where a 46-year-old man was threatening self-harm within a house.  

“Officers, assisted by public order trained officers and negotiators attended. There was no threat to the wider public during this incident. 

“Around 8.50pm the 46-year-old man was arrested.”