Letchworth sudden death: Woman dies in ‘unexplained but non-suspicious’ circumstances

PUBLISHED: 15:05 07 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:05 07 August 2017

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A woman collapsed and died suddenly in a Letchworth flat this morning after going into cardiac arrest.

Paramedics rushed to Boscombe Court, off Pixmore Avenue, at 5.55am after reports that the woman – described as aged in her 50s – had collapsed and was not breathing.

Two ambulance crews and an ambulance officer were despatched to treat the woman, who was in cardiac arrest.

Sadly, despite their best efforts, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police attended the scene after being called at 7.24am.

A force spokeswoman told the Comet this afternoon that the woman’s next of kin had been informed, adding: “The death is being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.”

An ambulance service spokesman added: “Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.”

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