Woman’s death at Norwich Cathedral not being treated as suspicious

The body of a woman was found at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: Daniel Moxon

The body of a woman was found at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: Daniel Moxon - Credit: Archant

The death of a woman who died in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral is not being treated as suspicious.

Police were called to an armed robbery off Westwick Street in Norwich on Monday evening Picture: DEN

Police were called to an armed robbery off Westwick Street in Norwich on Monday evening Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2020

Officers were called to the cathedral at about 11.50pm on Sunday (March 15) after a woman, aged in her 30s, was found unresponsive.

Paramedics attended and treated the woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Home Office post mortem examination, held on Monday afternoon (March 16), established the woman’s cause of death as inconclusive but the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A file will be prepared for the coroner and formal identification will take place in due course.


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A man in his 50s arrested at the scene in connection with the death has been released from police custody without charge and no further action will be taken.

A police cordon around the area has now been lifted.

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