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Appeal after woman dies near St Austell station – Cornwall

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We are appealing information in relation to the death of a woman on the railway near St Austell station. 

The incident happened shortly before midnight on Monday (8 January). BTP officers were called to reports that a woman had fallen from a bridge in North Street. 

Police and ambulance colleagues attended and the 24-year-old woman was taken to hospital. Sadly, she died in hospital on Tuesday night. 

Her next of kin has been informed. 

Detectives are now investigating the circumstances which led to the woman falling from the bridge. 

Anyone who was in the area on Monday night who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary is asked to get in touch. 

We are particularly appealing for witnesses who may have seen a woman walking along Tremena Road towards the junction of North Street and Menacuddle Hill, and over the railway bridge at North Street between 11.20pm and 11.50pm on Monday.

The woman is 5ft 5 – 5ft 6, medium to large build, with  long dark straight hair. She was wearing a purple anorak, blue jeans and  distinctive silver glittery high top trainers.  

Detective Inspector Jacqueline Thomas from BTP, said: “This was a tragic incident for the family of the woman who sadly died and we have specially trained officers providing them with support. It is now vitally important we trace her final movements and I would urge anyone with information to come forward, as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or  by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 561 of 08/01/2018. 

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