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Woman's body found at bottom of Cornish cliff

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Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:16am 18th February 2019. (Updated at 6:12am 19th February 2019)

A woman's body has been found at the bottom of cliffs on the Cornish coast.

A passerby made the discovery at Hell's Mouth near Gwithian.

Police and coastguard crews were called to the scene on Friday afternoon.

The body is believed to be that of a 74-year-old woman from Wiltshire and her family has been told.

The death is not being treated as suspicious - but another woman has been questioned about what happened.

It was on suspicion of aiding or abetting a suicide and she has been released under investigation.

"Police were called at around 4.25pm on Friday 15th February by a member of the public who had spotted a body at the bottom of the cliffs at Hell's Mouth, Gwithian.

"Emergency services attended, including support from the coastguard, who located the body of a deceased woman, believed to be that of a 74-year-old woman from Wiltshire.

"Her next of kin have been informed, her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is to be prepared for the coroner.

"In connection to this matter, a 73-year-old woman from Westbury, Wiltshire, has been questioned on suspicion of aiding or abetting a suicide, under The Suicide Act 1961.

"She has been released under investigation pending further enquiries."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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