Lowestoft: CCTV Released After Deaths Of Three Children's And Their Mum
16 April 2013, 17:39 | Updated: 16 April 2013, 17:46
Police have given Heart CCTV images showing the final hours of a mum who died after falling from a multi storey car park in Lowestoft.
Police were called to Gordon Road in the town just after 8am yesterday (Monday, April 15) after the woman was found with severe head injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene. It is believed she had fallen from the multi-storey car park.
Enquiries into the incident led police to an address in London Road South, Lowestoft, where the bodies of three children were discovered. They are all infants, aged three, two and 11 months and believed to be the children of the deceased woman.
A post mortem examination was conducted on the deceased woman by a Home Office pathologist last night at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.
The examination found that her death was caused by severe head injuries consistent with a fall from height.
A post mortem examination was also conducted last night, again at the James Paget Hospital, on the three-year old female infant.
Her death is unascertained and will be the subject of further tests. Formal identification of the child has not taken place at this stage.
The post mortem examinations on the other two children are currently taking place at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.
Detective Superintendent John Brocklebank, of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Incident Team, said:
“We are conducting a meticulous investigation – and need to ensure that we follow investigative procedures correctly to gain a full understand of this tragic set of events.
“As people will appreciate, we are working with families which have suffered a devastating tragedy – and elements of the investigation, such as formal identification of all those involved, may take some time.”
Today, police have released CCTV images of the deceased woman, as they try to piece together her last movements.
A CCTV still taken from London Road South shows the woman walking up Grosvenor Road towards Kirkley Rise at about 6:15am on Monday, April 15.
Approximately five minutes later, witnesses have reported the woman briefly attending the Fyffe Centre in Belvedere Road before leaving.
About half-an-hour later, at 6.55am, there is a further sighting of the woman close to the Denes High School on Yarmouth Road, where she is seen walking towards the town centre
Another CCTV image, timed at approximately 7.55am, shows the woman entering the multi-storey car park off Gordon Road. Also in the image is a cyclist, who police would like to hear from as he may have information.
Det Supt Brocklebank said: “From the sightings we have received, coupled with CCTV footage, it appears that the woman was walking around both south and north Lowestoft, prior to entering the car park.
“She would have stood out as she was wearing a light-coloured coat and carrying a teddy bear.
“I want to find out exactly where she went during this time period, so we can piece together her final movements.
“I would appeal to people who may have been out and about early on Monday morning to cast their minds back - and if they saw a woman matching this description, or stopped to speak to her, to get in touch.”
Officers have completed their examination of the scene at the car park in Gordon Road, where cordons were lifted last night (Monday, April 15).
Examinations of the flat in London Road South continue – and it is anticipated that the cordon will remain in place for at least the next 24 hours.