Tayside and Central Scotland

Bridge of Earn death: Man held after woman found dead

The death in Bridge of Earn was being treated as 'suspicious' Image copyright Phil Hannah
Image caption The death in Bridge of Earn was being treated as 'suspicious'

A 56-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 27-year-old woman in Perthshire.

Officers were called to Horsemill Place, in the Muirmont area of Bridge of Earn, near Perth, at about 13:30 on Friday.

Police said they were treating the death as suspicious and a man had been detained.

The cul-de-sac, yards from the M90 Perth to Edinburgh motorway, was cordoned off by police.

Several police vans and a major incident unit were seen on the street, which contains about 20 bungalows built in the last three years by Caledonia Housing Association.

One man, who asked not to be named, said: "This is a pretty quiet area - mostly young families and older folk.

"There's an old folk's home about 40 yards from where this has happened.

"It is a massive shock - we've never seen anything like this in this area."

A spokesman for Police Scotland's Tayside Division said: "Inquiries are currently at an early stage."