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Woman's death not suspicious, say police

B Chris McCullough

Published 23/07/2016

Police say they are no longer treating the death of Joanne Thompson, whose body was found at her Newtownards home on July 13, as suspicious
Police say they are no longer treating the death of Joanne Thompson, whose body was found at her Newtownards home on July 13, as suspicious

Police say they are no longer treating the death of Joanne Thompson, whose body was found at her Newtownards home on July 13, as suspicious.

They had previously appealed for witnesses to a fight at a bonfire in the West Winds estate on the Eleventh Night, which Ms Thompson had attended.

The 33-year-old mother-of-four was found by a relative at her home in Old Mill Court.

At that stage police said they were treating her death as suspicious.

However, yesterday the police issued a fresh statement. It read: "Police are no longer treating the death of Joanne Thompson in Newtownards last week as suspicious following the results of a number of tests.

"Ms Thompson was found at her home in Old Mill Court on July 13."

Previously, Detective Chris Wilson said: "We are making enquiries into events leading up to Joanne being found... we want to hear from anyone who witnessed any disturbance or altercation at the bonfire."

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