Woman falls to her death

South Marine Drive'Death Crime Scene 'PA1202-5a
South Marine Drive'Death Crime Scene 'PA1202-5a

POLICE are continuing their investigations after a woman plunged 30ft to her death from a balcony above a seafront cafe.

Police and paramedics were called to the Marina Cafe, opposite Bridlington Spa, on South Marine Drive, at around 11.30pm on Monday.

The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was said to have suffered extensive injuries and was given medical attention by police prior to the arrival of paramedics. She died a short time later.

Police immediately launched an investigation into the death, which they are treating as unexplained, and began house to house inquries at the block of three flats over the cafe.

A 36-year-old local man was arrested in connection with the incident and was in still custody at the time of going to press, assisting police with their investigation to establish how the woman came to fall.

The scene in front of the Marina Cafe was cordoned off and on Tuesday morning still contained a forensic investigation tent around the woman’s body. The area remained cordoned off yesterday morning.

A post mortem examination revealed her cause of death as being consistent with a fall.

Lisa Castleton, who has run the Marine Drive News shop next to the cafe for the past eight years, lives in a neighbouring flat in the same block. She said: “The first I knew about what had happened was the noise of police sirens around midnight. We did not hear anything earlier in the night and I don’t know any of the people who lived there.”

The woman’s next of kin were informed on Tuesday and are being supported by police officers.

In the meantime police are seeking information from anyone in the area around the time of the incident who may have seen or heard anything to contact them on the non-emergency 101 number quoting log 736 of January 9.