A woman who died after being hit by debris from a roof in Wolverhampton city centre on Thursday (23/02) has been named as Tahnie Martin, aged 29, from Stafford
Miss Martin worked at the University of Wolverhampton and was walking along Dudley Street with colleagues when a large piece of wooden roofing flew from a building during Storm Doris. She received fatal injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The area was immediately cordoned off and officers are working with Wolverhampton City Council and the Health and Safety Executive to establish what happened.
Detective Inspector Paul Joyce said: “We are still trying to ascertain who the building belongs to and whether there is any criminal liability.
“This is a deeply tragic incident and our thoughts remain with Miss Martin’s family.
“We would ask that their privacy is respected in their time of grief.”
University of Wolverhampton Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “We are all deeply saddened by this tragic loss.
“During Tahnie’s short time at the University, she made a real impact both in a professional and personal capacity. She became a very popular member of the team and was highly valued.”
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