Greystoke Gardens: Man arrested over ‘suspicious’ death of woman - police cordon off home

An update has been issued by Avon and Somerset Police on the incident

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A man has been arrested by police after a woman was found dead in a house in Greystoke Gardens in Westbury-on-Trym. Police were called to the property by South Western Ambulance Service last night (May 16) at around 10pm.

Avon and Somerset Police said they were alerted to the death of a woman, whose death is being treated as suspicious ahead of a post-mortem examination which will establish the cause.

A man in his fifties has been arrested. This morning, police officers set up a cordon around several homes off Greystoke Gardens, which links Greystoke Avenue with Elmfield Road.

The police statement said: “Police are at an address in Greystoke Gardens, Southmead, Bristol, following the death of a woman. Officers were called to the property by the ambulance service just before 10.10pm on Tuesday 16 May.

“The death is currently being treated as suspicious pending the results of a post-mortem examination to establish the cause. The woman has yet to be formally identified and her next of kin have yet to be traced.

Police tape has gone up near homes in Greystoke Gardens (Photo credit: @MPowerBristol)Police tape has gone up near homes in Greystoke Gardens (Photo credit: @MPowerBristol)
Police tape has gone up near homes in Greystoke Gardens (Photo credit: @MPowerBristol)

“A man in his fifties was arrested from the address in connection with the investigation and remains in police custody today, Wednesday 17 May.

“Residents will continue to see an increased police presence in the area while the investigation continues and anyone with any concerns following this tragic incident can speak to officers at the scene. Anyone with any information about the circumstances is asked to call 101 and give the reference 5223114111.

“Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or online at”

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