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.
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:
Police searching for missing woman Susan Norman have found a body in her partially collapsed house in Looe.
The 68-year-old had not been seen since 6.50pm yesterday evening.
The body has not been identified or recovered at this time.
Inspector Graham Claybourn from Devon & Cornwall Police says they believe Susan Norman is inside the property:
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.