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Exeter council expresses sympathy for woman killed during storm

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Exeter City Council has expressed its sympathy to relatives and friends of the woman killed by a falling tree at the weekend.

A 21-year-old woman, who as yet has not been officially identified, was killed on Saturday night when a tree fell on the tent that she was sleeping in Western Way, Exeter.

Councillor Rob Hannaford, Lead Councillor for Housing and Community Involvement, said: “This is a tragic death and our thoughts go out to everyone who knew this lady.

“The number of homeless people is, unfortunately, high in Exeter. The city council works closely with its partner organisations to ensure that help is available to everybody faced with homelessness. If people are concerned about somebody who is sleeping rough they can call our 24 hour helpline on 0800 151 3441.”

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