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Tributes paid to Dereham woman who fell from Norwich building

William Armstrong, HM coroner for Norfolk.

William Armstrong, HM coroner for Norfolk.

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Tributes have been paid to a Dereham woman who fell from the fourth floor of a flat at the former Norfolk and Norwich hospital, and later died in hospital.

A Norwich inquest was opened and adjourned on Thursday into the death of 42-year-old Lynne Grimes, who was pronounced dead on July 4 at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The inquest was told that police were called to Alexandra Flats, the former Norfolk and Norwich building, off St Stephens Road, following reports that a woman had fallen from the window of a fourth floor flat.

Norfolk coroner William Armstrong said there were no suspicious circumstances, and that a preliminary report gave the cause of death as multiple injuries due to a fall from a height.

The inquest was told that the premises belonged to Ms Grimes’s boyfriend.

The inquest heard that Ms Grimes, from Holly Close, Dereham, was a hairdresser and was born in Ilford, Essex, and the hearing was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

A Norfolk police spokesman confirmed that they attended the address and went to the rear of the flats where they found a woman with serious injuries. She was being treated by an ambulance crew and was taken to hospital, where she later died.

Dozens of tributes to Ms Grimes have been posted on the social networking site Facebook.

Ms Grimes’ mother Barbara Froggatt said: “Thank you everyone for the lovely things you’re all saying. It is a comfort to know that she was so loved.”

And Ms Grimes’ sister Susan Nicolay added: “Thank you for all your lovely messages. It’s such a comfort to see that you all loved her as much as we did. I still cannot believe that my big sister is not just down the road any more, but she will always be right here with me. Thank you Lynne for being my sister. Love you forever.”

Friends have also paid tribute to her on Facebook.

Sue Everhard said: “You’re the light in the day. The moon at night. Shine on Beautiful Lady. You will always be part of my heart. My friend I will miss you.”

Natalie Thorogood said: “Will always remember your smiles and stories that had me in stitches. It’s such sad news. You’ll never be forgotten by many.”

Martin Sonic-Wales also posted a comment saying that Ms Grimes would be greatly missed. He said: “Your smile and laugh lighting up the room, your character making others around you happy just being in your company. It’s such a massive loss to this world. Until we all meet you again, your memory will live on in those who knew you.”

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