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Cornwall Council apologies to family of woman who died in landslide tragedy

Susan Norman, who died in Looe landslide tragedy Photo: Family photograph

Cornwall Council has issued a statement apologising to the family and friends of Susan Norman who died when her house was destroyed by a landslide in Looe.

The 68-year-old was killed instantly when tonnes of mud and rubble fell from a cliff behind her home in the early hours of March 22 2013.

Speaking on behalf of Cornwall Council and CORMAC, Kate Kennally, Cornwall Council’s Chief Executive, said:

I would like, on behalf of Cornwall Council, to apologise to Mrs Norman’s family and friends and express our sincere condolences for their loss.

Having heard the evidence and findings of the jury we recognise that there are a number of matters which require the attention of the Council and its staff. Clearly, given the amount of comment, the Council and CORMAC now need to consider the details carefully.

Our priority has been, and continues to be, the safety of the public and both the Council and CORMAC will give careful thought to the conclusions and matters that have been raised.

– Kate Kennally, Cornwall Council’s Chief Executive,

She added that it would not be appropriate to comment further as legal proceedings have already been lodged against the Council and CORMAC.

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