Police officer found dead at Pinderfields

Pinderfields Hospital
Pinderfields Hospital

A MAJOR investigation has been launched after a police officer was found hanging in a bathroom at Pinderfields Hospital.

PC Andrea Jayne Shelton, a mounted officer with South Yorkshire Police, was discovered by a nurse during the early hours of Wednesday, January 19.

An inquest into PC Shelton’s death has been adjourned for further inquiries.

Prof Tim Hendra, medical director at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Pinderfields, said: “The death of this woman is a tragedy which is the subject of thorough investigation. We are working closely with the police in support of their inquiries. Our thoughts and sympathies are with her family at this time.”

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