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West Midlands Police has confirmed to ITV News Central that there will be no criminal investigation after a woman died during Storm Doris in Wolverhampton last week.
29-year-old Tahnie Martin from Stafford received fatal injuries after she was hit by a large piece of wooden roofing from a building on Dudley Street on February 23.
A spokesperson from West Midlands Police said:
The investigation is now being led by the local authority in Wolverhampton and supported by West Midlands Police and the Health & Safety Executive in a bid to establish the full circumstances which led to the woman’s tragic death.
A spokesman for City of Wolverhampton Council said:
Following last week’s tragic incident in Dudley Street, City of Wolverhampton Council can confirm that it will be the lead agency taking responsibility to carry out the investigation into what happened.
The council will continue to work closely with the police and Health & Safety Executive. These are extremely early days in the process and it will inevitably take time to establish the facts.
Storm Doris has claimed a second life in the Midlands, after a man whose car was hit by a tree on Thursday died in hospital.
A red Ford Focus was driving along the A49 near Church Stretton in Shropshire just before 9.30am last Thursday when it was hit by a falling tree.
The front seat passenger, a man in his 80s, was taken to hospital with critical injuries. He died yesterday.
Police want to speak to anyone who saw the incident and can help officers investigate the collision.
Tributes have been paid to a woman who died after being hit by debris from a roof in Wolverhampton city centre yesterday.
29 year-old Tahnie Martin from Stafford worked at the University of Wolverhampton and was walking along Dudley Street with colleagues when a large piece of wooden roofing flew from a building during Storm Doris.
Miss Martin received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. University of Wolverhampton Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said:
“We are all deeply saddened by this tragic loss, during Tahnie’s short time at the University, she made a real impact both in a professional and personal capacity. She became a very popular member of the team and was highly valued.”
Police have confirmed that a woman who died in Wolverhampton this afternoon was 29 years old.
She was walking past Starbucks in the pedestrianised area of Dudley Street just before midday when wooden debris from a nearby building, described by an eyewitness as the size of a coffee-table, struck her.
Emergency services said nothing could be done to save her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers are now working alongside the council to establish how it happened.
The area remains cordoned off while investigations are ongoing. The family of the victim have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.