Cornwall Council pays tribute to dead colleague

Amanda Sorrell
Image caption The body of 55-year-old Amanda Sorrell was found at her house

Tributes have been paid to a woman whose body was found in Cornwall.

Officers found Amanda Sorrell's body at her home in Stoke Climsland, near Callington, after she failed to turn up for work at Cornwall Council on Monday.

Ms Sorrell, 55, worked as an area manager in the Registration Service and had spent 13 years at the council.

Allan Hampshire, Cornwall Council's head of public health and protection, described her as "incredibly committed, hard working and very talented."

Mr Hampshire said: "We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Amanda's death.

'Deeply missed'

"Her calm, positive manner and sense of fairness meant that she was well respected amongst her friends, colleagues and customers.

"Amanda made a huge contribution to the Registration Service particularly through supporting her colleagues during a period of significant change.

"She will be deeply missed by everyone in the Registration Service and by colleagues throughout Cornwall Council.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with Amanda's family and friends at this difficult time."

A post-mortem examination has been carried out to try to establish how Ms Sorrell died but the results have not yet been released.

A 65-year-old man was found with serious injuries at the scene and is currently recovering at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital following surgery.

Police have said no-one else is being sought over the death of Ms Sorrell.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: "A team of detectives are assigned to the investigation which amongst other lines of inquiry is focusing on the last movements of the deceased woman and the injured man, and the sequence of events that led to the woman's death."

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