Woman found dead at house in Cornish town amid 'shooting' reports

Woman, 62, is found dead at house in Cornish town ‘after being shot’ as police launch investigation into ‘suspicious’ death

  • Police were called to a property in Helston, Cornwall around 8.30am today
  • Discovered body of a 62-year-old woman and are treating death as suspicious 
  • Neighbours have claimed that there had been an incident involving a shooting
  • Dogs teams carrying out search of the National Trust’s Penrose woodland 

Police have launched an investigation into the ‘suspicious’ death of woman in a quiet Cornwall town amid reports of a shooting.

The 62-year-old victim’s body was found at a home in Helston, on the county’s south coast shortly after 8.30am this morning.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the woman’s death was being treated as ‘suspicious’ but did not give any further details.

Devon and Cornwall Police are searching National Trust woodland and an address in the town of Helston after the body of a 62-year-old woman was found at around 8.30am today

Several neighbours of the property where the body was discovered have claimed there had been an incident involved a shooting. 

Witnesses also reported police units and dogs carrying out a search of the National Trust’s Penrose woodland between Helston and Porthleven.

Officers have not confirmed if any arrests have been made. 

Devon and Cornwall Police said: ‘Police were called to an address on Meneage Road, Helston, this morning at around 8.30am with a report of concern for a woman.

Several neighbours of the property where the body was discovered have claimed there had been an incident involved a shooting 

‘Police attended with ambulance paramedics and a 62-year-old woman was declared deceased upon arrival.

‘Her next-of-kin have been informed.

‘Her death is being treated as suspicious and police enquiries are ongoing as to the cause of her death.

‘Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary in the Greenbank, Bullock Lane, and Meneage Street areas of Helston between the evening of Monday 24 May and this morning, Tuesday 25 May.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or via email [email protected] and quote log 128, 25/05/2021.

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