Pensioner, 73, is arrested on suspicion of assisting suicide

A woman has been questioned by police after a body was found at the foot of cliffs at a Cornish beauty spot.

A 73-year-old woman from Westbury, Wiltshire, has been interviewed by police on suspicion of aiding or abetting a suicide under The Suicide Act 1961.

The body of a 74-year-old woman, also believed to be from Wiltshire, was found at Hell’s Mouth, Gwithian on Friday.

Coast Guard at the scene at Hell's Mouth in Cornwall after the body of a 74-year-old woman was found at the foot of the cliffs

Coast Guard at the scene at Hell's Mouth in Cornwall after the body of a 74-year-old woman was found at the foot of the cliffs

Coast Guard at the scene at Hell’s Mouth in Cornwall after the body of a 74-year-old woman was found at the foot of the cliffs

Police were called at around 4.25pm on Friday by a member of the public, who had spotted the body in the water, which was subsequently recovered by coastguards.

The woman’s family have been informed and her death is not being treated as suspicious. 

The woman who was arrested has been released under investigation pending further enquiries. 

It is understood the woman was interviewed under caution over the weekend. A file is now being prepared for the coroner, police said.

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