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Woman, 19, falls to her death from a multi-storey carpark

A 19-year-old woman fell to her death from the top of a multi storey car park in the shadow of historic Gloucester Cathedral early this morning.

Gloucestershire Police said that they have launched an investigation into her death on behalf of the coroner.

Police are currently treating the death as unexplained but not suspicious and her next of kin have been informed. 

Police said that the woman is from Gloucester but she has not yet been named.

The multi-storey car park on Longsmith street where a 19-year-old teenager fell to her death early this morning.  Gloucester Police are treating her death as unexplained but not suspicious

She fell into Bull Lane at the foot of the seven storey car park in Longsmith street early this morning. 

Police closed the road and the car park for a full investigation this morning. They said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Later a fire engine was sent to the scene to wash away blood from Bull Lane.

A single posy of yellow flowers had been left against the car park wall this afternoon.

A single posy of yellow flowers had been left against the car park wall this afternoon

A single posy of yellow flowers had been left against the car park wall this afternoon

‘You may have seen we closed off an area around Longsmith Street car park in Gloucester early this morning,’ a Gloucestershire police spokesman said.

‘Sadly this was following the death of a 19-year-old Gloucester woman who fell from one of the upper floors of the car park in the early hours of today.

‘Her death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and her next of kin and family have been informed.

The teenager died near the famous Gloucester Cathedral, a Norman-Gothic church built on a site used for religious purposes since around the year 678

The teenager died near the famous Gloucester Cathedral, a Norman-Gothic church built on a site used for religious purposes since around the year 678

‘We will now be continuing enquiries on behalf of the coroner.’ 

It is the second tragic death at a a multi-storey car park this weekend.

Yesterday, a man fell to his death from a car park at Brindleyplace in Birmingham at around 4.40pm.

Local Councillor Pam Tracey said that the council-owned car park is easily accessible to pedestrians at any time. 

She recently campaigned to extend the car park’s opening hours to cater to Gloucester’s parking needs. 

‘You can’t close it off completely, anyone can walk in and out whether the barrier’s down or not so it is better to have it open for use,’ she said.

She lamented the young woman’s death at the car park.

‘This news is tragic. She was so young. My condolences go to her friends and family. I am so sad to hear about her death and you have to ask ‘why?” 

 

 

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