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More details have emerged of the final few minutes of the couple who died in the Dorset landslip. Staff at a nearby restaurant say the pair decided to leave early because of the bad weather. Duncan Sleightholme reports.
@IPCCNewsDorset Police will be referring the Beaminster Tunnel landslip deaths (to the Independent Police Complaints Commission). This will be assessed and a decision made about mode of investigation
Dorset Police have confirmed that the bodies of a man and woman have been recovered. One of the victims has been named as Rosemary Snell from Misterton near Crewkerne in Somerset. A silver coloured Skoda was recovered from the tunnel on Monday, after alarm bells were raised.
Dorset police have released a statement:
Rosemary Snell, 67, from Misterton, Somerset, and her companion had eaten at the Bridge House hotel in Beaminster before getting caught in the landslide on the drive home.
Jane Fox served the couple hours before they left the hotel to drive home. She says Rosemary and her companion left dinner early because they were concerned about the weather.
Investigations are underway into how two bodies remained undiscovered for 10 days after a landslide in Dorset.
Tonnes of mud buried a car at the entrance to the Beaminster Tunnel, on the A3066 between Crewkerne and Dorchester, after torrential rain. One of the victims is Rosemary Snell from Misterton near Crewkerne.
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A man and woman who were found buried in a car under tons of mud in Beaminster Tunnel after a landslide have both been named.