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Woman, 61, dies after incident in St George’s

Police have confirmed the death of a 61-year-old woman after an incident in the Wellington Slip Road area of St George’s.

Na’imah Astwood, the Acting Commissioner of Police, said that at about 10.55am yesterday police responded to a 911 call regarding a suspected mental health emergency.

“BPS officers were promptly dispatched to that location. Shortly after arriving and interacting with a 61-year-old local woman, she became distressed and after that, unresponsive,” Ms Astwood said.

“The attending officers immediately rendered first aid. Emergency medical technicians then arrived and the woman was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, with life-saving efforts in progress.

“Sadly, she was later pronounced dead at the hospital.”

Ms Astwood said that because officers had engaged with the woman, the BPS had implemented its post-incident management procedures and contacted the Police Complaints Authority

She added that a BPS family liaison officer had been assigned and a full investigation into this matter was under way, with relevant updates to be provided “in due course”.

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Published May 17, 2024 at 8:00 am (Updated May 17, 2024 at 8:00 am)

Woman, 61, dies after incident in St George’s

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