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People living in a block of flats in Costessey have told of their shock and sadness after a woman in her 30s died after being found at the bottom of a flight of stairs.
The woman, who has not been named, was discovered by people living in the flats at Cheena Court, off Solario Road on the Queens Hills estate, before being treated by paramedics and taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries.
A spokesman for Norfolk police said officers were called at about 7.30pm on Wednesday following reports that a woman had been found injured at the bottom of a flight of stairs.
He said: “The area was sealed off while investigations were carried out and police can confirm the incident is not being treated as suspicious. A file will be prepared for HM Coroner.”
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) said it was called at just before 5.45pm on Wednesday by a member of the public to reports of a woman seriously injured, who, he said, was found to be suffering from “multiple injuries”.
He added: “EEAST dispatched two rapid-response vehicles and two ambulances to the scene, and the woman was stabilised then conveyed to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.”
A 29-year-old woman, who did not want to be named but lived in the same block of flats as the woman who died, said she was saddened and shocked by what had happened.
She said: “As far as we’re aware she just fell down the stairs. She was on the top floor. She had only been here a few weeks and I would just say hello if we passed.
“It’s sad – you don’t expect anything like that to happen, especially to someone so young.”
The woman told how police knocked at the door to see if she had heard anything but had not as she was at work between 2pm and 7pm and only found out about what happened when she returned home.
Jennifer Hart, 33, who lives in a nearby block of flats, said: “Things like that don’t happen round here. We still don’t know what happened. I understand she was found by people in there. It was about 6.30pm that they took her out.”
An inquest is expected to be opened in due course.
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