Woman dies after fall from Parkway multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds

Emergency services at the scene of an incident at the multi-storey car park in Bury.

Emergency services at the scene of an incident at the multi-storey car park in Bury. - Credit: Archant

A woman has died after falling from the Parkway multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds.

Emergency services at the scene of an incident at the multi-storey car park in Bury.

Emergency services at the scene of an incident at the multi-storey car park in Bury. - Credit: Archant

Multiple police cars attended the scene and the woman was receiving treatment on the ramp into the car park this morning, before being moved into an ambulance at 9.22am and taken to West Suffolk Hospital, where she died a short while later.

Suffolk Police said her death is currently being treated as unexplained while enquiries continue.

The car park was closed to members of the public for a short while, but has now reopened with the exception of one level.

Police believe the woman fell from the multi-storey car park and are investigating the top floor of the building. A police forensics unit is currently at the scene.


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A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “Police and the ambulance service are currently in attendance outside Parkway multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds, after a woman was reported to have been found with injuries outside.

“Officers were notified about the incident just after 8.40am this morning, Friday 28 November.”

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On November 13, the body of Long Melford butcher Oliver Ruse was discovered outside the same car park.

Angela Willmott, from Bury St Edmunds, said: “It is sad, so, so sad. [If someone has fallen] it makes you think more could be done to stop it. They could put railings in with a wire across the top.

“To have two [suspected] in just two weeks, it is awful, really awful. Even at the car park in Lowestoft where the pregnant women died they haven’t put anything in to stop it.”

The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service dispatched a fire engine and crew to the scene, who were assisting police with the cordon.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “The Ambulance Service was this morning called to Parkway in Bury St Edmunds where a woman suffered injuries outside a multi-storey car park.

“Two ambulance officers and a land ambulance were sent to the scene at 8.43am. The patient was taken to West Suffolk Hospital, where she sadly died a short while later.”

A spokesman for St Edmundsbury Borough Council, who own the car park, said: “The multi-storey car park complies with all safety standards and, alongside police and health partners, St Edmundsbury will carry out a review following this latest tragic incident.”

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was requested to attend, but it was later stood down.

More to come.

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