Revealed: Partner of British woman whose body was found floating in a Menorca harbour was arrested after the discovery ‘but is not expected to face criminal charges’
- British woman found dead in the ocean at Puerto d’Addaia around 3am Tuesday
- Spanish Civil Guard say Andrea Leadenham, 53, was on holiday with partner
- Partner Andrew Bulmer, 54, was held by police on the orders of a judge Tuesday
- He was arrested before autopsy confirmed partner had died from drowning
- Mr Bulmer is expected to be formally told in the next few days he can leave
The partner of a British woman whose body was found floating in a harbour in Menorca was arrested following the discovery, it emerged today.
Andrew Bulmer, 54, was held by police on the orders of a judge on Tuesday after his partner Andrea Leadenham, 53, was found dead near their yacht, named Trireme.
Well-placed sources said he was arrested before an autopsy confirmed the holidaymaker had died from drowning and there were no signs of violence on her body.
Mr Bulmer is expected to be formally told in the next few days he can leave the island and will not face any criminal charges over his partner’s death.
Andrea Leadenham, 53, was found dead in the ocean at Puerto d’Addaia in Menorca around 3am Tuesday just hours after arriving on a yacht with her partner (file image)
The post-mortem backed the original police theory that Andrea slipped as she went to board the yacht after too many drinks and ended up in the water, according to well-placed sources.
Her body was found around 2.45am on Tuesday, about 45 minutes after Civil Guard officers were called to a bar in a port called Port d’Addaia in the north-east of Menorca to deal with reports of a row between the British couple.
Mr Bulmer was alone when they arrived and is believed to have been with officers when they made their discovery after telling them his partner had already left the bar.
One insider said: ‘Civil Guard arrested him on the orders of the court shortly after the body was discovered because at that point the autopsy had not taken place.
‘The investigating judge wanted to ensure he didn’t leave the island before the results were in, in case they showed something untoward had happened. The autopsy has showed the British lady died by drowning.’
Another well-placed source said: ‘The post-mortem has ruled out any foul play.’
Mr Bulmer’s whereabouts this morning were not immediately clear.
Port d’Addaia is set on the headland between Cala Moli and a very picturesque inlet and makes for a perfect natural harbour. It is also a residential area with a number of restaurants and bars.
There is no beach in Port Addadia, but there are two very attractive serviced beaches west along the coast at Arenal den Castell and Son Parc and another south east at Es Grau which is part of a nature reserve and very idyllic.
No-one from the bar where the reported row between the British couple took place – the Corner Bar – was available for comment early this morning.