Memorial For Landslide Victim

A memorial service for the woman killed in a landslide outside the Beaminster tunnel in Dorset is being held today.

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Memorial service to be held for woman killed in Dorset landslide

Rosemary Snell was in a car with a friend when it was crushed by tonnes of mud during torrential rain last month Credit: SWNS

A memorial service for the woman killed in a landslide outside the Beaminster tunnel in Dorset is being held today [Tuesday].

Rosemary Snell was in a car with a friend when it was crushed by tonnes of mud during torrential rain last month. The service at St Leonard's Church in Misterton has been organised by the Misterton WI, of which Mrs Snell was vice-president.

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Tunnel deaths - inquest opens

The inquest has opened into the death of two friends from Somerset who died in a landslip at Beaminster tunnel in Dorset.

The coroner heard evidence from a pathologist that the death of 67-year-old Rosemary Snell would have been 'rapid' and her friend 72 year Michael Rolfe 'instantaneous'.

The car which the pair were travelling in at the time was left undiscovered for ten days. A full inquest will be heard

Tributes paid to landslip death man

Tributes have been paid to the man who died in the landslip outside Beaminster tunnel in Dorset thirteen days ago. Michael Rolfe from Fivehead near Taunton, was on his way home from a night out with a friend when the car they were in got caught in the mudslide.

His friend, Rosemary Snell who lived in Misterton near Crewkerne also died. Today Dorset Police confirmed that they'd referred their handling of the incident to the Independent Police Complants Commission. The car was left undiscovered for ten days. Richard Lawrence reports.

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Dorset Police refer Beaminster Tunnel incident to IPCC

Dorset Police has released the following statement.

Dorset Police has voluntarily referred the incident relating to the landslip at the Beaminster Tunnel to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. While no areas of concern have been identified, due to the high level of public interest in this incident, Dorset Police is keen to display transparency and to ensure that there is an independent oversight into actions of the force.

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