A community is in shock after a woman is believed to have plunged to her death from a high-rise apartment block this morning.
Temporary chief inspector Jade Brice said police received reports that a woman had jumped from the 13th floor of the Cusworth House building on St James Street close to Doncaster town centre at 9am.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman added: “On arrival, the body of a 54-year-old woman was found on the ground close to Cusworth House.
“The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time police are not treating the death as suspicious.”
Police have not yet named the woman.
A woman at the scene, who lives nearby but did not want to be named, said: “It is shocking to hear. It’s an awful thing to happen.”
Another man added: “People have been talking about it in the building but nobody really knew what had happened.
“We were surprised to see all the police cars rush here with the sirens going off.”
Temporary chf insp Brice said it is believed the woman had plunged from the building but officers were still trying to establish the facts surrounding the incident.
He said: “The reports stated that a woman had jumped from the 13th floor. Officers are still looking into what happened.
“Officers will be looking to make contact with family members to inform them.
“Due to the sensitive nature of the incident we can’t release any more details at the moment.”
Three police cars were at the scene and the corner of the building was sealed off.
Several officers at the scene said they could not comment.
A police spokeswoman confirmed a post mortem examination is due to be held and an inquest is expected to be opened.