Woman dies after Padstow incident

FRom Devon & Cornwall Police:

A woman who was injured during the ‘Obby ‘Oss celebrations on Wednesday 1 May 2019 in Padstow has died.

Emergency services were called at around 7.35pm after the 34-year-old collapsed in St Saviours Lane and became unresponsive.

34-year-old Laura Smallwood, from Padstow, sadly passed away on the morning of Saturday 4 May in hospital. Her family have been informed and request privacy at this time.

Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries to ascertain how Laura came to be injured and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Paul Norlund, said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with Laura’s family at this very sad time.

“We continue to follow a number of lines of enquiry to establish how Laura sustained her injuries.

“At this time, we would like to hear from any witnesses and anyone with information, particularly anyone with any relevant mobile phone or camera footage taken around the event.”

Anybody with information or footage is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 116 of 01/05/19.

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