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Looe Town Council says the town needs a full structural survey in light of the recent landslips.
Susan Norman was killed last month when her house collapsed. The town council says the county council needs to check all at-risk roads and buildings in Looe to reassure residents.
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.
The family of a woman who died in a landslip in Cornwall say 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.
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Cornwall Councillor Edwina Hannaford says the town of Looe is "in shock" after a woman was killed in a landslip.
The home of Susan Norman collapsed following torrential rain overnight. Councillor Hannaford said "Susan was a lovely, friendly and well liked lady who was a much valued volunteer."
A body has been found in what remains of a house in Cornwall after it collapsed during torrential rain overnight following a major landslip.
The area around the home in Sandplace Road in Looe has been sealed off all day. Sniffer dogs were called in and this afternoon members of the emergency services found the body of what's believed to be Susan Norman inside.
Residents nearby are angry tonight as they say they've warned Cornwall Council on a number of occasions about the threat of landslips behind their homes.
Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports:
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.
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Emergency crews are searching for a woman feared trapped inside a house that partially collapsed in a landslide in Cornwall.