Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 7 December 2022
A WOMAN who was found injured in Castle Street, Hinckley, with serious head injuries last night (Tuesday, 6 December) has died.
That is according to a Leicestershire Police spokesperson in a statement confirming her passing which was officially issued this afternoon (Wednesday, 7 December).
As we reported this morning, officers were informed that the woman, aged 50, suffered ‘life-threatening’ head injuries and was taken to hospital in Coventry, after she was ‘seriously injured’ on Castle Street shortly after 11.15pm last night.
This resulted in police putting up cordons either side of Castle Street in the early hours this morning – from HSBC and Hinckley and Rugby Building Society – so that they were able to conduct investigations with a ‘scene preservation’ at the scene.
In addition, the entrances to Castle Street from the Bell Entry alleyway and Britannia Shopping Centre were both blocked off.
Castle Street itself and the businesses on it re-opened at 10.50am once police were given the ‘go ahead’ to remove the cordons which were put in place at the time.
Now, following further enquiries by Leicestershire Police detectives, her death is not being treated as suspicious – and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
Officers are continuing to carry out further enquiries on behalf of HM Coroner.
Detective Inspector Esther Scott, from the Complex Investigation Team (CIT), said: “As part of our ongoing investigation, I would still like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Castle Street and New Buildings between 9pm and midnight. Any information or footage you have could help.”
She had previously stated that she was ‘particularly keen’ to speak to anyone in the area of Castle Street and Station Road between 9pm and midnight.
Those with details can call the non-emergency police number of 101, quoting crime reference number 22*715169. They can also be reported online through the ‘Report a crime’ portal on the force’s official website.
Alternatively, those who would rather pass on details anonymously are able to do so by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.