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Incident in Bath Tuesday 18th June 2024

Appeal for information, CCTV, mobile phone or dashcam footage in relation to a male seen on scaffolding on the corner of Bennett Street and Lansdown Road, Bath at approx 0830hrs Tuesday 18th June 2024

Appeal for information/media

An investigation has been launched following the unexplained death of a woman at an address in Bath.Officers were initially called just before 8.30am on Tuesday 18 June by members of the public who were concerned for the welfare of a man who was on scaffolding in Bennett Street.
Members of the public, fire crews and police officers all helped to ensure the man's safety.
Officers then went to an address in Upper Lansdown Mews, where they found a woman in need of urgent medical care.
Sadly, despite their best efforts, the ambulance crew were unable to save her.
A man in his eighties has been arrested by officers pending further investigation and the results of a forensic post mortem examination.
Officers have not yet formally identified the deceased, who is in her eighties. However, her next of kin have been informed. Our thoughts are with them and they are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.
We are in the early stages of our investigation but these are tragic circumstances and we would ask that people avoid speculating or posting any footage or images online while we establish the facts.
We're keen to hear from anyone who has dashcam or other footage showing an older man with a rucksack walking between Upper Lansdown Mews and Bennett Street, or on scaffolding in Bennett Street, between 8am and 9am on Tuesday 18 May.


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Alternatively anyone with information which could help is asked to call 101 and give the reference 5224156993.  If you wish to submit information anonymously please contact Crimestoppers