Police called after death in Cooke Road, Alder Hills

DRAMA: The property in Cooke Road, Poole

DRAMA: Neighbour Clive Allison

First published in News by

RESIDENTS of a quiet Poole road were left in shock after the body of a woman was discovered in a house.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the address in Cooke Road at around 9am on Easter Sunday.

The body, believed to be a local woman in her 40s, was removed while forensics teams examined the house and surrounding area.

However, after speaking with neighbours and an unnamed local man, police concluded that there were no suspicious circum-stances to the death.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed about her death.

Yesterday, neighbour Clive Allison, 38, said he and his family were planning to lay flowers at the house, which was surrounded by police cars and vans, an ambulance and a paramedic car until around 12.30pm on Sunday.

“There were lots of police cars all up and down the road, it’s not the sort of thing you want to wake up to on Easter morning,” he said.

“We had only spoken to the couple who live there the day before. We say ‘hi’ and see them coming and going but don’t know them very well.

“Our thoughts go out to the lady’s family.”

He said the morning drama was unusual in what is a generally peaceful area.

“Everyone has kids around here and they are always out playing in the gardens and going between people’s houses, it’s very peaceful,” he said.

“I was just organising an Easter egg hunt when I walked out here and saw the police cars, the ambulance, everything.

“It was a real shock to see a body being taken out. The kids don’t know about it.”

Another neighbour, Nina Chard, 27, said she had been asked by police officers if she had heard anything the night before the drama.

“I had to say no, apparently I slept through the ambulance arriving, and the first thing I heard of it was the police knocking on the door,” she said.

“I have not been living here for very long and have rarely spoken to the couple next door, they kept themselves to themselves.”

The coroner was called to the scene and an inquest is expected to be opened next week.

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5:42am Tue 22 Apr 14

Lord Parkstone says...

I wonder how many of these so called neighbours actually took the time or made the effort to speak to this woman when she was alive and are now easing their consciences.......
I wonder how many of these so called neighbours actually took the time or made the effort to speak to this woman when she was alive and are now easing their consciences....... Lord Parkstone
  • Score: -28

6:51am Tue 22 Apr 14

Gingertree says...

If there are no suspicious circumstances why is this still headline news?
If there are no suspicious circumstances why is this still headline news? Gingertree
  • Score: 53

8:45am Tue 22 Apr 14

Morrigan says...

Why do people always say they are "shocked" or " we don't expect that to happen round here" etc. It is so BANALL !

People die every day - whether by natural causes or otherwise. If this is one of the tragic circumstances that are not naturally caused - please - don't turn it into another freak show by questioning all the neighbours etc for heaven's sake! Let the poor lady have some dignity and her family some peace. Leave them alone!!

RIP to the lady and condolences to her family.
Why do people always say they are "shocked" or " we don't expect that to happen round here" etc. It is so BANALL ! People die every day - whether by natural causes or otherwise. If this is one of the tragic circumstances that are not naturally caused - please - don't turn it into another freak show by questioning all the neighbours etc for heaven's sake! Let the poor lady have some dignity and her family some peace. Leave them alone!! RIP to the lady and condolences to her family. Morrigan
  • Score: 39

8:52am Tue 22 Apr 14

RM says...

RIP. It always seems particularly sad when something like this happens at a holiday time, Easter or Christmas as it casts a shadow over that festival for the remaining family.
RIP. It always seems particularly sad when something like this happens at a holiday time, Easter or Christmas as it casts a shadow over that festival for the remaining family. RM
  • Score: -22

9:05am Tue 22 Apr 14

Controversial But True says...

How inconsiderate of the Echo to publish a photo of the actual house after naming the road!

Respect costs nothing!
How inconsiderate of the Echo to publish a photo of the actual house after naming the road! Respect costs nothing! Controversial But True
  • Score: 48

10:26am Tue 22 Apr 14

BournemouthMum says...

A woman dies in a house and the good old Echo are making it headline news? How pathetic - not to mention disrespectful to the poor woman's family. There are no suspicious circumstances the police have said, so why is it even news? And WTF has ' “I was just organising an Easter egg hunt when I walked out here and saw the police cars, the ambulance, everything....' been included in the story - where's the relevance? Utterly ridiculous.
A woman dies in a house and the good old Echo are making it headline news? How pathetic - not to mention disrespectful to the poor woman's family. There are no suspicious circumstances the police have said, so why is it even news? And WTF has ' “I was just organising an Easter egg hunt when I walked out here and saw the police cars, the ambulance, everything....' been included in the story - where's the relevance? Utterly ridiculous. BournemouthMum
  • Score: 51

10:39am Tue 22 Apr 14

i hate do gooders has returned after having account closed !! says...

they have to make a drama about it ,at the end of the day their job is to sell news papers so the more dramatic the headlines the more they sell,fact im afraid,how wrong this world is.
they have to make a drama about it ,at the end of the day their job is to sell news papers so the more dramatic the headlines the more they sell,fact im afraid,how wrong this world is. i hate do gooders has returned after having account closed !!
  • Score: 14

10:58am Tue 22 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
A woman dies in a house and the good old Echo are making it headline news? How pathetic - not to mention disrespectful to the poor woman's family. There are no suspicious circumstances the police have said, so why is it even news? And WTF has ' “I was just organising an Easter egg hunt when I walked out here and saw the police cars, the ambulance, everything....' been included in the story - where's the relevance? Utterly ridiculous.
Award winning paper!
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: A woman dies in a house and the good old Echo are making it headline news? How pathetic - not to mention disrespectful to the poor woman's family. There are no suspicious circumstances the police have said, so why is it even news? And WTF has ' “I was just organising an Easter egg hunt when I walked out here and saw the police cars, the ambulance, everything....' been included in the story - where's the relevance? Utterly ridiculous.[/p][/quote]Award winning paper! hooplaa
  • Score: 14

1:00pm Tue 22 Apr 14

MotorbikeSam says...

i am very shocked and will by laying flowers outside the house .
and lets hope the police catch the Bug, Drug, or Virus responsible .
i am very shocked and will by laying flowers outside the house . and lets hope the police catch the Bug, Drug, or Virus responsible . MotorbikeSam
  • Score: 9

1:03pm Tue 22 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

Morrigan wrote:
Why do people always say they are "shocked" or " we don't expect that to happen round here" etc. It is so BANALL !

People die every day - whether by natural causes or otherwise. If this is one of the tragic circumstances that are not naturally caused - please - don't turn it into another freak show by questioning all the neighbours etc for heaven's sake! Let the poor lady have some dignity and her family some peace. Leave them alone!!

RIP to the lady and condolences to her family.
We'll remember to do that when you kick the bucket.
[quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: Why do people always say they are "shocked" or " we don't expect that to happen round here" etc. It is so BANALL ! People die every day - whether by natural causes or otherwise. If this is one of the tragic circumstances that are not naturally caused - please - don't turn it into another freak show by questioning all the neighbours etc for heaven's sake! Let the poor lady have some dignity and her family some peace. Leave them alone!! RIP to the lady and condolences to her family.[/p][/quote]We'll remember to do that when you kick the bucket. BIGTONE
  • Score: 8

1:06pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Minty Fresh says...

I couldn't agree more with BournemouthMum. Why is this story on the front page? Or even in the paper at all? As sad as it may be for the family, friends and neighbours of the deceased this is not a news worthy item. People live, people die. It's NOT news.
I couldn't agree more with BournemouthMum. Why is this story on the front page? Or even in the paper at all? As sad as it may be for the family, friends and neighbours of the deceased this is not a news worthy item. People live, people die. It's NOT news. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 15

10:20pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

So what was the cause of death Echo ?

Are you a newspaper or a snoozepaper ?
So what was the cause of death Echo ? Are you a newspaper or a snoozepaper ? Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

6:34pm Fri 25 Apr 14

donna-kylerjames says...

not being funny but that was my mum
not being funny but that was my mum donna-kylerjames
  • Score: 0

2:17pm Tue 29 Apr 14

crazycatladie says...

Please be respectful this lady is my brothers mum
Please be respectful this lady is my brothers mum crazycatladie
  • Score: 1

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