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Post mortem held after Bridlington woman's death

Humberside police

11:24am 11th January 2012





The post mortem examination carried out on a woman who died in Bridlington on Monday 9th January has been conducted and has revealed her cause of death as being consistent with a fall.

Police were called to South Marine Drive in the resort shortly after 2330hrs on Monday where the woman, aged in her 40s, was found on the ground with extensive injuries. She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.


The 36-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the incident is still in police custody assisting officers with the inquiry as they continue to try to establish the circumstances of how the woman died.


The death continues to be treated as unexplained.


At this time the woman has not yet been formally identified and therefore her name cannot currently be released.


Humberside Police Statement from Tuesday 10th January 2012:

Police were contacted by Ambulance Control shortly after 2330hrs on Monday 09 January who advised that they were attending a report of a woman who had suffered injuries in South Marine Drive in Bridlington.

The woman believed to be in her 40s, had sustained serious injuries after having apparently fallen approximately 30ft from a block of flats.

Police attended and provided medical attention to the injured woman before arrival of paramedics.

Sadly the woman was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later and police commenced inquiries in the area immediately.

The scene was secured and cordoned off, house to house inquiries were commenced at the block of flats and crime scene investigators attended to examine the area.

A 36-year-old local man was arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody assisting police with their investigation to establish the circumstances of the incident.

The woman has not yet been formally identified however her next of kin have been made aware of her death and are being supported by police officers.

The death is being investigated and at this time is being treated as unexplained.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area at the relevant time is urged to contact Humberside Police on telephone 101 referring to log number 736 of 09 January 2012.

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