Burton Bradstock Landslide

Inquest takes place today into death of a woman crushed by rocks at Burton Bradstock, Dorset.

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Emergency services hoped to find landslip victim alive

Dorset Police described today how throughout the nine hour operation to find a woman trapped by a landslip they had hoped they would find her alive. They told ITV West Country today that it had very much been a 'search and rescue' operation rather than a 'search and recovery' one.

After a painstaking operation the body of 22-year-old Charlotte Blackman was pulled from the rubble.

In this extended interview with Inspector Mike Darby from Dorset Police he describes what is being done following yesterday's tragic events.

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