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Bristol: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman dies in fall from block of flats

Written by on 20 April 2022

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman died in a fall from a block of flats in Bristol.

Police were called to Lansdowne Court in Easton just after 12.30am on Tuesday, where a woman was found at the bottom of the 17-storey block of flats with “serious injuries consistent with a fall from height”.

Despite attempts at emergency first aid, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 43-year-old man – who was known to the victim – has been arrested in connection with the death.

Chief Inspector Deepak Kenth said: “A full investigation has already begun and our priority will be to establish how and why this terrible incident happened.

“An arrest has been made as part of these ongoing enquiries and we can confirm the arrested man and the woman who died were known to each other.

“We’re in the process of notifying the woman’s next of kin and they’ll be given the full support of specialist family liaison officers.

“This is a close-knit community and we know a tragedy like this will cause a great deal of concern among those living nearby.

“We’ll be putting on additional patrols to give reassurance, allay any worries and to provide a visible presence in the local area, especially while investigative activity continues in and around the scene.”

Anyone who has information about this incident, and who hasn’t yet spoken with the police, should call 101 and give reference number 5222091832.

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