Investigation launched as body discovered day after a 999 call

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into the contact between Warwickshire Police and a 44-year-old woman prior to the discovery of her body.

Warwickshire Police received an emergency call at 8.13 pm on the 24th October 2012, the call ended before the caller left any details. The police operator called the line back and spoke to two men and a woman who then said their location.

The next morning around 11.00 am, the police were called to the same address by the ambulance service who had found the woman's body in the house.

"The investigation is examining the actions and decisions of control room staff, supervisors and police officers and whether force procedures and policies were followed in relation to contact with the occupants of Briar Close on the evening of 24 October 2012.

"An investigator has made contact with the woman’s family to explain our role. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

– Rachel Cerfontyne, IPCC Commissioner