Woman in her 60s dies at Honiton supermarket

PUBLISHED: 13:24 20 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:01 20 November 2019

Tesco, in Battishorne Way. Picture: Google

Tesco, in Battishorne Way. Picture: Google


A woman has died following an incident in a Honiton supermarket.

Tesco, in Battishorne Way, was closed for several hours of Wednesday (November 20) as emergency service personnel assisted at the scene.

The medical incident happened shortly after 11am, and bosses took the decision to close the store afterwards to assist with the casualty and their family.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were notified at around 12pm to a Tesco Store on Battishorne Way in Honiton following a concern of welfare of a woman.

"A woman in her 60s was confirmed deceased at the scene.

"The circumstances surrounding the incident are not believed to be suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

Land ambulances and an air ambulance were seen at the supermarket.

A South Western Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at around 11.05am about a medical incident on Battishorne Way, Honiton.

"We sent various resources to attend the including land ambulance crews and an air ambulance crew."

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