IPCC investigate reaction to 999 call

PUBLISHED: 11:37 25 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:20 02 June 2010

THE Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Wisbech woman Helen Boorer. Thirty-three-year-old Ms Boorer was found dead at her Kirkgate Street home on January 1. While feeling unwell she had cont

THE Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Wisbech woman Helen Boorer.

Thirty-three-year-old Ms Boorer was found dead at her Kirkgate Street home on January 1.

While feeling unwell she had contacted 999 for assistance in the hours leading up to her death.

The matter was referred to the IPCC by Cambridgeshire Constabulary in order to investigate whether or not communications between emergency services when responding to 999 calls on New Year's Eve may have contributed to her death.

Len Jackson, IPCC Commissioner said: "Our investigation is examining the communication between the force control room and officers attending the scene. We have already established the force received a number of 999 calls from two closely-numbered addresses on Kirkgate Street, at approximately the same time, in the hours before Ms Boorer's death.

"These were two separate requests for assistance to two unrelated incidents and we are reviewing how the force responded to these.

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