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Family statement following death of woman in landslip

The family of a woman who died in a landslip in Cornwall have said it was a 'potentially avoidable tragedy'. The home of 68 year old Susan Norman from Looe collapsed following torrential rain on Friday.

Her family say the property's safety had been a concern of Susan's for some time and that contractors had been working on the property to support the retaining wall. The house is due to be demolished today.

Body found in collapsed house 'has not been recovered'

Emergency services search for a missing woman, 68, after a house partially collapsed in Looe in Cornwall, have found a body.

Cornwall Council has issued a statement:

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have found the body of one person in the house at Looe.

The body has not been identified or recovered at this time.

The search was carried out by four crews from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and the Urban Search and Rescue team, supported by other emergency services.

The 10 strong Urban Search and Rescue team, which is based in Exeter, used a range of specialist equipment to help stabilise the property so the search could take place.

The Council is continuing to work with the emergency services and the Health and Safety Executive to carry out a thorough investigation into the cause of the landslip.

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Missing Looe woman was last heard from at 6.50pm

A family friend of the woman missing after a house partially collapsed in Looe has told ITV News West Country that she was 68 years old.

Dave Holford says that Susan Norman had three children - a son and two daughters. He said they last heard from her at 6.50 pm last night when she texted to say she was tired after a long journey and was going to bed.

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