A woman has died in Wolverhampton after being hit by a piece of debris in the midst of storm Doris. The incident took place near Starbucks on Dudley Street in the town centre on 23 February.

West Midlands Police have not confirmed the death because they have not yet spoken to the family. West Midlands Ambulance Service have issued a statement detailing the casualty.

The incident happened shortly before midday with the ambulance service receiving 15 calls after the woman was struck. Two ambulances rushed to the scene along with an air ambulance, dispatched from Staffordhire. But nothing could be done to save her life.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On arrival, crews found a woman who had suffered very serious head injuries. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that there was nothing that could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene."

West Midlands Police received a number of calls relating to the incident just before midday. The force say they have taken more than 200 calls today in Doris-related emergencies.

Their Twitter feed said: "AVOID- High St in West Bromich is currently closed due to falling debris. Please avoid the area."

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