Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Police appeal after woman dies in Ouse

Anglers fishing the Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire yesterday (Monday, January 8) may have witnessed an accident in which a woman died.

The woman was driving her Ford Ka close to Queen Adelaide Bridge, on the outskirts of Ely, when it veered off the road and plunged into the river. Her body was still inside the vehicle when emergency services recovered it from the river.

The spot is popular with predator anglers, and police investigating the crash are appealing for anyone who saw a blue Ford Ka in the area around the time of the accident, which happened just before 3.30pm, to contact them.

PC Paul Symonds, who is investigating the crash, said: “I'd like to hear from anyone who was in the Queen Adelaide area yesterday afternoon, who may have seen the Ford Ka in the moments leading up to the collision.”

Anyone with information should call PC Symonds, at road policing, on 0845 456 4564.