Harrogate woman, 20, found dead by police

Police car outside the address on Heywood Road where a womans body was found.
Police car outside the address on Heywood Road where a womans body was found.

A 20-year-old Harrogate woman was found dead in the town early this morning.

North Yorkshire Police are investigating the unexplained death at a flat on Heywood Road, just off Cold Bath Road.

Police were called at 1.05am to respond to a sudden death, and found the woman’s body.

She was pronounced dead by paramedics, and her next of kin have been informed.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers are currently investigating the circumstances following an unexplained death of 20-year-old woman in Harrogate.

“North Yorkshire Police were called at 1.05am on Friday July 26 2013, following the report of a sudden death at an address on Heywood Road.

“On arrival officers found the body of a local woman who had been pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

“Next of kin have been informed. We are not yet in a position to release her identity.

“Police enquiries are at a very early stage and we are not yet in a position to give any further details. We will keep you informed with developments.”

A neighbour who didn’t wish to be named said that he thought two girls lived at the flat.

He said: “I’ve been doing work in this house next door so I’ve often seen them coming and going and sitting out in the sun having a cigarette.

“They just seemed like two normal girls.

“I have seen a few police cars in the street this morning that’s it.”