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Cornwall Council slammed following landslip death

Susan Norman died when her home in Looe was hit by a landslide Credit: Family photo

Cornwall Council has been slammed by a jury following the death of a 68-year-old woman who died when her house was hit by a landslide in Looe.

Susan Norman died when her home was destroyed by earth and rubble during the landslip in March 2013.

Following her inquest, which lasted three weeks, the jury concluded that Cornwall Council:

  • Should have known the risk to life
  • Did not listen to regular complaints from residents
  • Did not respond to an independent report
  • Failed to control surface water

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Woman rescued by RNLI for THIRD time

A woman has been given what's been called a 'comprehensive safety briefing' after she had to be rescued three times by the RNLI in just four days.

The incidents happened in Looe last week. She'd been cut off by the tide and after the third occasion, was taken to the lifeboat station for a talk.

The key message there was they had forgotten the tides. They had no real appreciation of the tides and the fact it was coming up in such a direct location.

I'm just trying to get people to look at the tide table and look at the weather check the weather forecast.

– Dr Jasper Graham-Jones, Community Safety Officer, RNLI
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