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IPCC investigation following the death of Sinead Wooding in West Yorkshire

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an investigation into the actions of West Yorkshire Police prior to the death of Sinead Wooding.

The body of Ms Wooding, 26, was found in woodland at Alwoodley Crags in Leeds on 14 May 2017.

The force referred the matter to the IPCC shortly after, as Ms Wooding had made a 999 call to West Yorkshire Police on 10 May. As such, the IPCC has decided to independently investigate their response to this call, and any subsequent actions taken by police up to the discovery of her body.

West Yorkshire Police’s criminal investigation continues; a man and woman have been charged with murder, and another man and woman have been charged with assisting an offender.

An IPCC Spokesperson said: “This is a most tragic case and our thoughts are with Ms Wooding’s family and friends.

“This investigation is in its very early stages but we have already outlined a number of lines of enquiry, and plan to work as quickly as possible to establish what response the force provided.”


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