Rotherham underpass death now 'unexplained'

By Adele Forrest | 07/02/2020

Rotherham underpass death now 'unexplained'

THE death of a woman in a Rotherham underpass is now being treated as unexplained by police after a post-mortem proved “inconclusive”.

Emergency services were called to Drummond Street in Rotherham town centre shortly before 8pm on Wednesday.

The woman (32) had apparently suffered a cardiac arrest. She died in hospital and formal identification is yet to take place.

Police said a post-mortem examination was inconclusive. 

Detectives were now treating the death as unexplained and not suspicious.

A 59-year-old Rotherham man who was arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder has been released without charge and enquiries are ongoing.

Officers would like to hear from witnesses and are keen to trace two men who were seen with the woman shortly before emergency services were called.

Call 101 quoting incident number 775 of February 5, or contact Crimestoppers via their website,, or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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