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IPCC in new tunnel investigation
7:55am Wednesday 25th July 2012 in News
THE Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate the way in which Avon and Somerset Constabulary dealt with the disappearance of Somerset couple Rosemary Snell and Michael Rolfe.
Mrs Snell, 67, of Misterton, near Crewkerne, and Mr Rolfe, 72, of Fivehead, near Taunton, had been missing for more than a week before their bodies were found in their car which had been crushed by rubble and mud in a landslip at the entrance to Beaminster tunnel on the A3066 in neighbouring Dorset.
They had been missing since the landslip on July 7, but it was not until July 16 that Avon and Somerset officers made their colleagues in Dorset aware that Mrs Snell and Mr Rolfe had been in the Beaminster area at the time of their disappearance.
The IPCC police watchdog has already said it was happy with the way Dorset Police had dealt with the matter from their end.