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Catherine Hurd was the daughter-in-law of former foreign secretary Douglas Hurd

Catherine Hurd was the daughter-in-law of former foreign secretary Douglas Hurd

Catherine Hurd was the daughter-in-law of former foreign secretary Douglas Hurd

The wife of a British diplomat has died in an apparent plunge from the roof of her New York City apartment building.

US police said 46-year-old Catherine Hurd, the daughter-in-law of former foreign secretary Douglas Hurd, reportedly jumped from the roof of her building on Manhattan's Upper East Side early on Saturday.

She was pronounced dead in hospital.

Mrs Hurd's husband, Thomas, is a member of the British Mission to the United Nations.

The New York Post reported that neighbours described her as a happy mother of five.

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