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County Durham woman found near phone box dies

A woman has died after being found unconscious near to a telephone kiosk in County Durham.

Police were initially treating the death of Jean Bennett, 50, of Jackson Street as suspicious. However, they are no longer looking for anyone in connection with her death.

A passing motorist found Ms Bennett lying unconscious in High Street, Spennymoor, on Thursday evening.

She later died at the University Hospital of North Durham.

Durham Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled for Monday.

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